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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2005): study ZZ 1991

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 78 nations, 1991-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Political Stabiliy and absence of violence
Our Classification
Remarks
Source: World Bank 2005 (Kaufmann).
Distribution
Range: -2,5, +2,5
Operationalization
Perceptions of the likelihood that the government in power will be destabilized or overthrown by possibly unconstitutional and/or violent means, including domestic violence and terrorism.Scores based on cross-country perceptions of enterprise, citizens and experts. Data from 37 sources, constructed by 31 organizations.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.59 Average happiness (mean) by political stability in 78 nations.

Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by political stability: r = -.59, meaning that more political stability goes with less inequality in happiness.