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Correlational findings

Study Easterlin & Angelescu McVey (2009): study ZZ World samples 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, World samples, 1981-2004
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 195
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Annual growth of GDP
Our Classification
Operationalization
Annual growth rate of GDP

A Long-term  (12-22 years;mean=15)
B Short-term  (mean=7.6 years)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .01 ns CHANGE AVERAGE happiness by annual growth GDP
in 19 developed nations R2=0.006
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .17 ns A Long-term effect in 9 developing countries R2=0.168 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .23 ns A Long-term effect in 11 transition nations R2=0.229 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .07 ns A Long-term effect in all 47 nations R2=0.069 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .74 p < .05 B Short-term effect in 11 transition nations (GDP growth and decline separately) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a = .63 p < .05 Short and longterm effect in all nations (in transition nations GDP growth and decline separarted)