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Correlational findings

Study Schyns (1998): study ZZ 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 40 nations, early 1990s
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Culture component
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of cultural component consists of factor scales of
- Political and civil right
- Gender equality
- Individualism

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.55 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.03 ns rpc controlled for Real GDP per capita O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.37 ns Poor countries (Real GDP < $8000) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.29 ns Within poor countries (Real GDP < $8000, N=17), controlled after economic prosperity O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.55 p < .01 Within rich countries (Real GDP > $8000, N=23) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.43 p < .05 Within rich countries (Real GDP > $8000, N=23), controlled after economic prosperity O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.18 ns Within ristricted countries (N=13, The group was split between the Russian federation(culturally restricted) and Japan(culturally free) with the index of cultural component) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.03 ns - Within ristricted countries (N=13), controlled after economic prosperity O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.46 p < .05 - Within free countries (N=26) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.11 ns - Within free countries (N=26), controlled after economic prosperity