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Correlational findings

Study Mellander et al. (2011): study ZZ 2009

Public:
15+ aged, 66 nations, 2009
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2009
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
Interview: face to face in other countries

Correlate

Authors's label
Human capital
Our Classification
Operationalization
Human capital defined as share of proper age group enrolled in tertiary education. Average calculated for the years 2001-2006.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = +.49 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by level of education in nation:
All countries
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = -.03 ns Low-income countries O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a r = +.25 ns High-income countries O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.06 ns All countries O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = -.32 p < .05 Low-income O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a rpc = +.40 p < .05 High-income countries

rpc's controled for GDP per capita.