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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Crime rate
Our Classification
Remarks
Interpol’s International Crime Statistics (various issues)
Operationalization
The logarithm of the total number of serious assaults per 100,000 people

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-g-sq-v-4-c OPRC = -.03 p < .10 INDIVIDUAL happiness by crime rate in the nation
OPRC (-0.029) controlled for:
-National characteristics:
  -GDP per capita
  -GDP growth
  -life expectancy
  -Sox emissions
  -hours worked
  -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