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Correlational findings

Study Helliwell et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 156 nations, 2005-2015
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2016
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1560000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods

Correlate

Authors's label
Social support
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
If you were in trouble, do you have relatives or friends you can  count on to help you whenever you need them, or not.
Answer:
1: yes
0: no.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +2.3 p < .01 Cross-national AVERAGE happiness (cognitive component) by AVERAGE social support in 156 nations.
b controlled for
- log GDP per capita
- healthy life expectancy at birth
- freedom to make life choices
- generosity
- perceptions of corruption
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c b = +1,8 p < .01 Cross-national b additionally controled for AVERAGE happiness (affective component)