Correlational findings

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

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


Authors's label
OECD Better Life Index (Better Life)
Our Classification
The Better Life Index (BLI) includes 11 "dimensions" of well-being.

3 about Material living conditions:
a.Housing: housing conditions and spendings (e.g. real estate pricing)
b.Income: household income and financial wealth
c.Jobs: earnings, job security and unemployment

8 about Quality of life:
d.Community: quality of social support network
e.Education: education and what you get out of it
f.Environment: quality of environment (e.g. environmental health)
g.Governance: involvement in democracy
i.Life Satisfaction: level of happiness
j.Safety: murder and assault rates
k.Work-life balance.

In this case: all dimensions get equal weights and Life satisfaction/happiness is excluded because the correlation with life satisfaction/happiness is at stake!

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c r = +.71 p < .001 AVERAGE happiness by Average score "Better Life" in 34 nations. O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a r = +.56 p < .001 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a r = +.54 p < .001 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a r = +.66 p < .001 M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a b = +2.5 p < .01 b controlled for:
-Latin-american country
-Post-communist country
M-CO-c-mq-*-10-a = .732