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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
Government effectiveness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Perceptions of the quality of public service provision, the quality of the bureaucracy, competence of civil servants, the independence of civil service from political pressure and the credibility of the government’s commitment to policies. 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 = +.72 Average happiness (mean) by government effectiveness in 78 nations.

Remark: Inequality of happiness (SD) by government effectiveness: r = -.66, meaning that more government effectiveness goes with less inequality in happiness.