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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
Individual household income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self reported household income

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c Beta = +.42 p < .001 Similar in rich and poor nations

Within country effect smaller than between country effect