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Correlational findings

Study Fleche et al. (2011): study BE 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Belgium, 1981-2008
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurvey 1994-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1385
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Freedom of choice and control
Our Classification
Error Estimates
s.e.=.025
Operationalization
Self report on a single question:
"Some people feel they have completely freedom of choice and control over their lives, while other people feel that what they do has no real effect on what happens to them. Please use this scale to indicate how much freedom of choice and control you feel you have over the way you have over the way your life turns out."
1:     No choice at all
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10:   A great deal of choice

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = +.18 ns none Beta controlled for:
- life situation  
    - income  
    - employment status
    - health
    - education
    - sexe
    - age
    - age squared
    - divorced
    - number of children
- attitudes
    - attitudes to income-inequality     
    - important in life: friends
    - trust in people
    - perceived corruption in nation
    - attitude to environmental protection