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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin (2016): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged general public in 58 nations, followed 1981-2010
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 400000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Annual growth rate of GDP/capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
% annual growth GDP percapita

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 p < .01 CHANGE GDP per capita by CHANGE AVERAGE happiness in nations

All 58 countries (209 nation/year observations)
b = +.01070 (01) unadjusted
b = +.00685 (01) adjusted
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 p < .76 43 nations: 15 growth only countries left out
b = +.00097 (adjusted)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 ns 21 developed countries only (104 nation/year observations)
b = +.00508 (ns) unadjusted
b = +.00205 (ns) adjusted
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 ns 14 developing countries only (41 nation/year observations)
b = +.00185 (ns) unadjusted
b = +.00163 (ns) adjusted
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = -.00 ns 8 transition countries only (41 nation/year observations)
b = +.00421 (ns) unadjusted
b = +.00143 (ns) adjusted
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = 'Adjusted'' values based on corrections of average happiness for differnces in:
- labeling of scale extremes
- place of question in questionaire (after financial satisfaction or not)