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Correlational findings

Study Heukamp & Arino (2011): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged general public, 64 countries, 1981-2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 114281
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Latitude of the country where one lives
Our Classification
Operationalization
The absolute value of the latitude of each country (the geographical center of the country)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.01 p < .001 Individual happiness by latitude of the country O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +0.0 p < .010 Latitude's squared

B's controlled for:
- GDP growth
- inflation
- population of country
- infant mortality
- life expectation
- natality rate
- quality of government
- corruption
- suicide rate
- number of legal abortions
- share of GDP that a country spends on health
- dominant religious faiths in a given country