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Correlational findings

Study VanEe & VanDijk (2005): study ZZ Western nations 2004

Public:
University students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 361
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
difference between personal values of the people I know and me
Our Classification
Operationalization
Please circle in the first column, next to the statement, the extent to which you expect the people you know to agree with the statements:

Concerning a personal situation for me it's important:

A To admire friends that perform
extremely well in sports
B To support friends who are feeling down
C To own a big car
D To help busy family members with their
responsibilities
E To be able to spend a lot of money
F To yield a free bus seat to an elderly lady
G To own luxurious products
H To save the last cookie for someone else
I That in a family men and women share
the same tasks
J That men be ambitious
K That a father be more
rational than emotional
L That a man hit back when attacked
M That men are discouraged from crying
N That women are allowed to cry
O That a woman does not hit back when
she is attacked
P That women especially concern themselves with human relations
Q That conflicts are being solved by compromises
R That people approach each other in a friendly way
S That good friends have a high social status
T That people are able to enjoy
events that are often taken
for granted, like seeing the sunrise

Rating: 1 = strongly disagree ….5 = strongly agree
individual score minus score people I know
Summation: Average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa r = -.16 p < .01 St.Louis r= -.19 (P<.01)
Utrecht  r= -.07 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.09 p < .05 St.Louis r= -.13 (P<.05)
Utrecht  r= -.00  ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.13 p < .01 St.Louis r= - .19 (P<.01)
Utrecht  r= + .00    ns