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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
Predicted life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Predicted life satisfaction on the basis of regression coefficients of:
A : Individual
     - Log income
     - Income inequality (self perceived)
     - State of health(self perceived)
     - Unemployment (ind.)
     - Educational level
    - Trust in people
    - Importance of friends (self perceived)
    - Gender
    - Age
    - Squared age/100
    - Divorce
    - Number of children
B : Nation
     - Unemployment rates
     - Pollution
     - Freedom of choice and control (self perceived)
     - Corruption (self perceived)


Country coefficients

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.85 R2 computed with country averages.

Computed with OECD coefficients the predicted country life satisfaction correlates generally less with the actual life satisfaction than with predicted life satisfaction based on specific country coefficients.
Differences in nation rankings with 5 or more 5 ranks difference between actual(ref.) and predicted life satisfaction are:
- Austria -10
- Belgium + 5
- Germany - 6
- Norway  + 6
- Portugal+ 6
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.63 R2 computed with OECD coefficients. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.65 Computed with Japan coefficients as reference. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.62 Computed with Denmark coefficients as reference. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = +.64 Computed with France coefficients as reference. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a =