Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's label
Weighted Index of Social Progress (WISP)
Our Classification
Index of
a. education
b. health status
c. woman' s status
d. defense effort (-)
e. economy
f. demography
g. environment
h. social chaos (-)
i. cultural diversity (-).

(-) denotes domains that are, conceptually, negatively linked to social progress. Separate factor analysis are run over the nine domains to create a subindex score for each domain. These subindices are then further factor-analyzed to arrive at the WISP.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.24 ns AVERAGE happiness by WISP-scores in 34 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.35 p < .05 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.16 ns M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a r = +.27 ns M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a b = +1.0 p < .05 b controlled for:
-Latin-american country
-Post-communist country
M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a = .372