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Correlational findings

Study Ott (2011): study ZZ 2006

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 130 nations, 2006
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 130000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Technical Good Governance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average score of
-government effectiveness
-regulatory quality
-rule of law
-control of corruption

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.75 p < .00 AVERAGE happiness by Technical Good Governance in 130 nations. C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = +.58 p < .05 rpc controlled for Democratic Governance = average score on
-voice and accountability and
-political stability and absence of violence
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.18 ns INEQUALITY in happiness by Technical Good Governance in 130 nations.

Relationship is not linear: positive if technical government quality is below average (r= +0,29) and negative if technical government quality is above average (r= -0,64).

Inequality in happiness is measured with standard deviation: + = more inequality,
- = less inequality.