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Correlational findings

Study Inglehart et al. (2008): study ZZ 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 52 nations, 1981-2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 72000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
(Change in) Sense of free choice
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
To what extent do you feel you have free choice and control over your life?
1: not at all
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10: a great deal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---mq-*-14-a b = +.15 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in average by T1 Sense of freedom in 59 nations

Change in happiness measured controling T2 by T1
B further controlled for:
-T1 GDP per capita
-T1 democracy
-T1 religiosity
-T1 national pride
-T1 tolerance of outgroups
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.07 p < .05 T2-T1-CHANGE in average happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in sense of free choice in 41 nations.

Change in happiness and sense of choice measured controling T2 by T1
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b b = +.04 ns B additionally controlled for T1-T2 CHANGE in
- GDP per capita
- democracy
- religiosity
- national pride
- tolerance of outgroups
(N=42)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.48 p < .001 T2-T1-CHANGE in average happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in sense of free choice in 41 nations.

Change in happiness and sense of choice measured controling T2 by T1
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.33 p < .05 B additionally controlled for T1-T2 CHANGE in:
- GDP per capita
- democracy
- religiosity
- national pride
- tolerance of outgroiups
O-Sum---mq-*-14-a b = +.65 p < .001 T2-T1-CHANGE in average happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in sense of free choice in 41 nations.

Change in happiness and sense of choice measured controling T2 by T1
O-Sum---mq-*-14-a b = +.43 p < .05 B additionally controlled for T1-T2 CHANGE in:
- GDP per capita
- democracy
- religiosity
- national pride
- tolerance of outgroups