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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
Value: Individualism (versus collectivism)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average response to survey questions about work values among employees of an international company (IBM) in different nations.

Importance attached to:
a: job that leaves time for personal life
b: freedom on the job
c: work that gives personal sense of achievement
d: training opportunities
e: good physical working conditions
f: use of skills at the job

Individualism: importance a,b,c > d,e,f
Collectivism:  importance a,b,c < d,e,f

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.74 Happy Life Years by Individualism in 32 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = +.50 rpc controlled for buying power per capita