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Correlational findings

Study Napier & Jost (2008): study US 1995

Public:
Voters, USA, 1995
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1176
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Meritocratic beliefs
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question, rated on a 10-point numerical scale from:
1: Hard work doesn't generally bring success - it's more a matter of luck
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10 In the long run, hard work usually brings a better life

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---mq-*-10-a b = +.07 p < .001 B's controlled for:
- Right-wing orientation
- Socio-demographic variables
O-Sum---mq-*-10-a = B mean point happiness (1-10) more or less per point (1-10) meritocratic beliefs