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Correlational findings

Study Goff et al. (2016): study ZZ 1989

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 160 nations, 2008-2014
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1430000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Inequality in life satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
Standard deviation of happiness (life satisfaction) in nation

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = -.22 p < .01 AVERAGE happiness by INEQUALITY in happiness (SD) in nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.17 p < .01 Beta controlled for:
- log GDP
- gender
- age
- education
- marital status
- region dummies
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.17 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- income-inequality (GINI)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.05 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- country dummies
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a Beta = -.13 p < .01 Beta additionally controlled for:
- Preference for income equality