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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: Affective autonomy
Our Classification
  • NATION: CULTURE Current cultural conditions the nation Value climate in the nation Post-materialistic values in nation
Operationalization
Perceived importance 'as a guiding principle in my life' of:
 a: enjoying life
 b: exiting life
 c: varied life
 d: pleasure
 Rated -1 (opposesd to my values), 0 (not important) to 7 (of supreme importance). Average score.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a r = +.50 Happy Life Years by Affective autonomy in 25 nations Y-LH-l-sq-nt-100-a rpc = -.28 rpc controlled for buying power per capaita