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Correlational findings

Study Downie et al. (2007): study ZZ World samples 1995

Public:
Adults, general public, 90 nations 1995-2005
Survey name:
Pooled surveys
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods

Correlate

Authors's label
Political self-determination
Our Classification
Operationalization
Sum of two indexes:
a: Civil liberties
b: Political rights

Index is on a scale of 1 (low political self-determination) to 7 (high political self-determination)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a r = +.52 p < .001 AVERAGE happiness by political self-determination in 90 nations. O-SLW---sq-nt-11-a Beta = +.52 p < .000 Beta controls for:
-population
-GDP
-interaction: GDP*political self-determination

Unaffected by wealth of the nation (Beta interaction=-.38 ns)