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Correlational findings

Study DiTella & MacCulloch (2008): study ZZ Western nations 1975

Public:
15+ aged, general public, OECD Nations, 1975-1997
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 371149
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP per Capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
Log of Real GDP per capita at the price levels and exchange rates of 1990 in U.S. dollars (measured in thousands)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = +.46 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by GDP in the nation
OPRC (+0.455) controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP growth
  -life expectancy
  -Sox emissions
  -hours worked
  -crime rate
  -divorce rate
  -inflation rate
  -unemployment rate
  -openness
  -unemployment benefits
-Personal characteristics:
  -personal income position
  -employment state
  -male
  -age
  -age squared
  -education
  -marital status
  -size of community