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Correlational findings

Study Brulé & Veenhoven (2012): study ZZ Europe 2000

Public:
Adults, 6 European nations, 2000-2009
Survey name:
Pooled surveys
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 55000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Different methods across surveys. Most were conducted face-to-face.

Correlate

Authors's label
Perception of hierarchy
Our Classification
Remarks
GLOBE study (House et al., 2004)
Distribution
North Europe M=4,28   Latin Europe M=5,41
Operationalization
Agreement to four statements:
a In this society, followers are expected to obey their leader without question
b In this society, power is concentrated at the top
c In this organization, subordinates are expected to obey their boss without question
d In this organization, a person's influence is primarily based on one's ability and contribution to the organization.

Agreement is on a numerical scale, ranging from little (1) to much (7) power distance.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-*-sq-nt-11-a r = -.45 AVERAGE happiness by AVERAGE perception of hierachy in 19 European countries.