Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's label
difference between personal values of the people I know and me
Our Classification
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
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