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Correlational findings

Study Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999

Public:
18+ aged, general public, in 90 nations, 1999-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Government effectiveness
Our Classification
Operationalization
Government Effectiveness: the quality of public services, the quality of the civil service and the degree of its independence from political pressures, the quality of policy formulation and implementation, and the credibility of the government's commitment to such policies.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b = AVERAGE happiness by Government effectiveness in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.42 All nations (N=90) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.61 OECD-nations (N=30) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.20 Non-OECD-nations (N=60) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.66 All nations (N=90) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.71 OECD-nations (N=30) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.44 Non-OECD-nations (N=60) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.36 p < .10 All nations (N=90) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.63 p < .10 OECD-nations (N=30) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.25 ns Non-OECD-nations (N=60)

B's controlled for
-GDP per capita
-Healthy Life Expectancy
-Post-Materialism
-Importance of God
-Levels of Democracy