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Correlational findings

Study Fleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 92338
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Freedom of choice and control
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self perceived view on freedom of choice and control on a 10-point scale:
1:     No choice at all
10:   A great deal of choice

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OPRC = +.19 p < .05 INDIVIDUAL happiness by NATIONAL freedom of choice O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.51 p < .05 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.04 ns AVERAGE happiness by NATIONAL freedom of choice

Beta's controlled for:
  - individual characteristics
     - household income
     - subjective poverty
     - self rated health
     - unemployment (ind.)
     - unemployment rates
     - education
  - air pollution in nation