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Correlational findings

Study Rehdanz & Maddison (2005): study ZZ 1972

Public:
Adults, general public, 67 nations, 1972-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Latitude
Our Classification
Operationalization
Absolute latitude of capital city in degrees

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = +.00 ns B (+.00142) controlled for:
- economic variables
  - GDP per capita
  - Annual economic growth
  - shortfall in income compared to previous high
  - unemployment rate
- cultural variables
  - % religious dominations (Bhudist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim)
  - % religious orthodox
  - personal freedom
- demographic variables
  - life expectancy
  - population density
  - % over 65 aged
  - % under 15 aged

- Climatic variables
  - temperature coldest/hottest month
  - rainfall in driest/wettest month
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = -.00 ns B (-0.00159) alternatively controlled for:
- number of hot and cold months (instead of temperature)
- high and low precipitation months (instead of rainfall)
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a b = -.00 ns B (-.00347) alternatively controlled for:
- average and average squared temperature
- average and average squared precipitation (instead of number of months)