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Correlational findings

Study Radcliff (2001): study ZZ Developed nations 1990

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 15 rich nations, 1990
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 2
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 22500
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Party control
Our Classification
Remarks
Data: Huber, Ragin and Stephens (1997)
Operationalization
Cumulative portion of cabinet seats by:
a: left dominance -44.11-36.50
b: center           0-39.67

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.02 p < .01 Cross-national AVERAGE HAPPINESS by LEFT DOMINANCE in 15 nations

B controlled for:
- GDP
- unemployment rate
- individualism
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = Cross-national INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by PARTY CONTROL in 15 nations O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.01 p < .00 Cross-national left dominance O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 ns Cross-national center parties dominance

B's controled for:
- country characteristics
  - GDP
  - unemployment
  - average individualism
- individual characteristics
  - marital status
  - gender
  - education
  - age
  - having children
  - appraisal of quality of home life
  - perceived income class
  - unemployment of chief wage earner
  - church attendance

Left dominance statistically insignificant in high income group

B denotes more points happiness (on scale 1-10) per point more cumulation portion of cabinet seats by center parties (on scale 0 to 39,67)