Correlational findings

Study Samanni & Holmberg (2010): study ZZ 1999

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


Authors's label
Our Classification
Inglehart's Post-Materialism scale.

"If you had to choose among the following things, which are the two that seem the most desirable to you?

A. Maintaining order in the nation.
B. Giving people more say in important political decisions.
C. Fighting rising prices.
D. Protecting freedom of speech.

On the basis of the choices made among these four items respondents are classified into value priority groups, ranging from a 'pure' acquisitive type to a 'pure' post-bourgeois type, with several intermediate categories. Procedure not reported.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b = AVERAGE happiness by AVERAGE post-materialism in nations O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.55 All nations (N=90) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.66 OECD-nations (N=30) O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b r = +.40 Non-OECD-nations (N=60) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.67 All nations (N=90) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.63 OECD-nations (N=30) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.54 Non-OECD-nations (N=60) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +2.2 p < .01 All nations (N=90) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +1.5 p < .05 OECD-nations (N=30) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +2.6 p < .01 Non-OECD-nations (N=60)

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