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Correlational findings

Study Veenhoven (2000a): study ZZ 1992

Public:
Adults, general public, 44 nations, early 1990's
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 60000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Information
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of
a: literacy
b: newspapercirculation
c: televison receivers
condensed in one factor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.32 p < .05 Average happiness by information in 46 nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.19 ns Average happiness by information in 46 nations controlled for wealth in nation O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.33 ns Average happiness by Information in 20  nations with low opportunity to choose O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = -.36 ns Average happiness by Information in 20  nations with low opportunity to choose controlled for wealth in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.47 p < .05 Average happiness by Information in 25 nations with high opportunity to choose O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a rpc = +.29 ns Average happiness by Information in 25 nations with high opportunity to choose controlled for wealth in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = -.26 ns Average happiness by information in 22 poor  nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.39 ns Average happiness by information in 25 rich nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a = Data on happiness taken from World Database of Happiness, collection Happiness in Nations