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Correlational findings

Study Diener et al. (2012a): study ZZ World samples 2005

Public:
15+ aged general public, 135 nation followed at least 3 years, 2005-2011
Survey name:
Gallup World Poll combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 806526
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
telephone interviews in developed nations, face-toface in most developing nations

Correlate

Authors's label
GDP/capita
Our Classification
Operationalization
Real gdp/capita at purchsing power (international dollars)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.79 p < .01 CURRENT AVERAGE happiness by CURRENT real GDP in nation A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-t r = + Correlation with ABS not reported but will be positive given:
PA: r = +.29 (01)
NA: r = -.04 (ns)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.70 p < .01 CHANGE AVERAGE happiness by CHANGE real GDP in nation A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-t Beta = 0 Correlation with ABS not reported but will be negible given:
PA: Beta = +.06 (ns)
NA: Beta = -.06 (ns)