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Correlational findings

Study Delhey & Kroll (2012): study ZZ OECD member states 2008

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 2008
Survey name:
WorldValuesSurvey 5
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 340000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Social Development Index (SDI)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of
a. life expectancy
b. adult literacy
c. gross school enrollment
d. infant survival rate
e. supply of calories and fat per day
f. telephone lines per 1000 people
g. physicians per 100 000
h. electricity consumption

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.57 p < .001 AVERAGE happiness by SDI-scores in 34 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.38 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.34 p < .10 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a r = +.47 p < .01 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a b = +2.0 p < .01 b controlled for:
-Latin-american country
-Post-communist country
M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a = .492