Correlational findings

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

University students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
N =
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
difference between political values of the people I know and me
Our Classification
scores of political values the student thinks the people in his/her surrounding will respond minus his/her own scores on this value
M= .13, SD= .452
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 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-a 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