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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (1999a): study ZZ 1992

Public:
Adults, general public, 43 nations, early 1990's
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 50000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Individualism (Triandis)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expert rating of individualism in nations (Harry Triandis)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.55 p < .01 Average happiness by individualism in 38 nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.05 rpc controlled for economic affluence O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.53 poor countries only O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.45 rich countries only O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.28 poor countries only, rpc controlled for economic affluence O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.30 rich countries only, rpc controlled for economic affluence O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.04 low capability to choose only O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.35 high capability to choose only O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = Capability to choose in nations measured by education (adult literacy and school enrollment ratio) and media attendence (newspaper circulation and TV's pc) combined in a factor score