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
personal values of the people I know
Our Classification
M= 2.57, SD= .397
St. Louis M= 2.64, SD = .399
Utrecht   M= 2.51, SD= .345
Please circle in the first column, next to the statement, the extent to which you 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
Summation: Average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.19 p < .01 St.Louis r=-.21 (p<.01)
Utrecht  r=-.11 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.10 p < .05 St.Louis r=-.10 ns
Utrecht  r=-.04 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.11 p < .05 St.Louis r=-.05 ns
Utrecht  r=-.10 ns