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Correlational findings

Study Verme (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 74 countries, 1981-2004
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Importance of work
Our Classification
Remarks
Scale of responses are assumed to be recoded such that higher values means that work is more important to the respondent.
Operationalization
Self-report on a single question that asks whether work is important in life. Responses are on a scale of 1 (not at all important) to 4 (very important).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a OLRC = +.14 p < .001 none INDIVIDUAL happiness by INDIVIDUAL importance of work

In pooled data set:
OLRC controls for:
- individual characteristics
   -income (rank and squared rank)
   -employment
   -gender
   -age (and age squared)
   -tertiary education
   -maried
   -attitudes
    -about cheating on taxes
    -trust in people
    -trust in institutions
    -importance of family
    -importance of work
    -importance of religion
    -importance of politics
-national characteristics
-GDP (and GDP squared)
-employment rate (and squared)
-year fixed effects
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = + none Separately in 74 nations.
Significantly positive in 11 nations.
Significanlty negative in 5 nations.
Not significant in other nations.