Correlational findings

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

University students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
N = 361
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
educational values of the people I know
Our Classification
M= 2.83 SD = .421
St. Louis M= 2.87, SD= .394
Utrecht M= 2.78, SD= .427
Please circle in the first column, next to the statement, the extent to which you agree with the statements:

Concerning an education for me it's important:
A To have brilliant professors
B That teachers be especially friendly
C To do good academic work at the university
D That a student who scores high grades not be more appreciated than the average student
E To be the best student in class
F That the choice of major does not depend on gender
G To get better marks than my best friend in school
H That bad results are not a disaster
I That male students are allowed to cry
J To see the highest performing students as a model
K To solve conflicts by means of discussion

Rating: 1= strongly disagree...5= strongly agree
Summation: Average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.05 ns St.Louis r=-.04 ns
Utrecht  r=-.04 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.09 p < .05 St.Louis r=-.08 ns
Utrecht  r=-.07 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.04 ns St.Louis r= +.01 ns
Utrecht  r= -.05 ns