- 18+ aged, general public, 89 nations, 1995-2005
- Survey name:
- INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
- N = 250000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Relative agentic life strategies
- Our Classification
- The average strength in each country by which people's feelings of agency ("Some people feel they have completely free choice and control over their lives, while other people feel what they do has no real effect on what happens to them. Please use this scale where 1 means 'no choice at all' and 10 means 'a great deal of choice' to indicate how much freedom of choice and control you feel you have over the way your life turns out.") impact their life satisfaction, compared to the effect of monetary saturation (satisfaction with one's financial situation) on their life satisfaction.
- Individual level correlations in nations between:
a: happiness and agency feelings (perceived freedom and control)
b: happiness with monetary saturation (satisfaction with financial situation)
Relative agentic strategy = a-b
Observed Relation with Happiness
-Western tradition (a society's experience with liberal democracy)
Method used is OLS.
b controls for:
-interaction between societal characteristics (agentic strategy and Western tradition) with individual characteristics:
-communion emphasis (people's emphasis on family and friends as important life domains)
-monetary saturation (satisfaction with financial situation of household)
-agency feeling*monetary saturation
Method used is hierarchical linear modeling.