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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
Summed effects on change in happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
a- T2-AVERAGE happiness between 1981 and 2007;

and T2-T1-CHANGES (T2 at least 10 years later) between 1981 and 2007 in:
b- GDP per capita
c- level of democracy
d- average religiosity
e- average national pride
f- average tolerance of outgroups
g- average sense of free choice

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum---mq-*-14-a Ra² = .29 T2-T1-CHANGE in average happiness by T1-T2 CHANGES in a+b+c+d+e+f+g in 42 nations. O-Sum---mq-*-14-a Ra² = .30 a + g only.  N=59 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b Ra² = .28 a+b+c+d+e+f+g N=42 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b Ra² = .21 a + g only. N=59 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Ra² = .20 a+b+c+d+e+f+g. N=42 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Ra² = .31 a + g only. N=60.