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Correlational findings

Study Fahey & Smyth (2004a): study ZZ Europe 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 33 European nations, 1999-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 39799
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP per capita, in dollars
Our Classification
Operationalization
GDP per capita in US-dollars 1997.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .85 Average life-satisfaction by GDP per capita in 33 nations (bivariate). O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.66 p < .00 Average happiness by GDP per capita in 33 nations, Beta controlled for annual GDP-growth rate 1990-1999; R² = 0.90.