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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1996c): study ZZ 1990

Public:
Adults, general public, 48 nations, around 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 75000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Perceived freedom in own life
Our Classification
  • NATION: SOCIETY Current societal characteristics of nation Freedom in nations
Operationalization
Average response to survey question:
 Some people feel they have completely free choice and control over their lives, others feel that what they do has no real effect on what happens to them. Please indicate how much freedom of choice and control you feel you have over the way your life turns out.
  1: None at all
  .
  .
 10: A great deal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.49 Happy Life Years by Perceived freedom in own life in 42 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.25 rpc controlled for buying power per capita