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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
Democratic Governance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Average score for
-voice and accountability
-political stability and absence of violence

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +0,6 p < .00 AVERAGE happiness by Democratic Good Governance
in 130 nations
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c rpc = -.17 ns rpc controlled for Technical Good Governance
(=average score of
-government effectiveness
-regulatory quality
-rule of law
-control of corruption)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = -.26 ns INEQUALITY in happiness by Democratic Good Governance in 130 nations.

Relationship is not linear: positive if democratic government quality is below average (r= +0,21) and negative if technical government quality is above average (r= -0,24).

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