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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 political 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:

Statements:
Concerning politics for me it's important;
A That poor people pay less taxes than
rich people
B That a destitute person has access to social services to meet their need
C That the government spend generously
on aid for foreign development
D To live in a welfare state
E That the government spend generously
on pluralism
F That environmental issues and conservation
has the highest priority
G That economic renewal has a high priority
H That in society, people appreciate diversity
I International conflicts are solved
by an international authority
J That women are voted into office in the next election
K To live in a society where success and opportunities are based on achievement
L That international conflicts are being resolved by compromises and negotiations

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 = -.08 p < .10 St.Louis r= -.10 (P< .10)
Utrecht  r= -.02   ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.08 p < .10 St.Louis r= -.11 (P< .10)
Utrecht  r= -.02  ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.07 ns St.Louis r= -.08 ns
Utrecht  r= -.05 ns