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
political values of the people I know
Our Classification
M = 2.72, SD = .377
St. Louis M = 2.77, SD= .386
Utrecht   M = 2.66, SD= .359
Please circle in the first column, next to the statement, the extent to which you 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
Summation: average

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.04 ns St.Louis r=-.05 ns
Utrecht  r= .01 ns
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.04 ns St.Louis r=-.05 ns
Utrecht  r= .03 ns
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a r = -.01 ns St.Louis r=.05 ns
Utrecht  r=.01 ns