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Correlational findings

Study Bruni & Stanca (2006): study ZZ 1990

Public:
Adults, general public, 80 nations, 1990-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 259947
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Honesty
Our Classification
Operationalization
The honesty indicator is based on answers to the question 'is it justifiable to cheat on taxes?', on a 1-10 scale (1= always justifiable, 10= never justifiable)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.27 p < .05 B controlled for:
- member of voluntary organization
- active in voluntary organization
- income
- self rated health
- perceived freedom
- unemployed
- married
- education
- age
- gender
- religion perceived as important
- trust in people
- individual country dummies
- time dummies for survey waves

B means 1 point extra honesty goes with 0.03 point greater happiness on scale 1-10 (0.27 on scale 10-100)