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Correlational findings

Study Altman et al. (2016): study ZZ OECD member states 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, OECD member states, 1981-2008
Survey name:
WVS: combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 63046
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Centripetal Democracy
Our Classification
Operationalization
Total score for Parliamentary B, Proportional Representation B and Unitary B.

Parliamentary B.
0: Direct Presidential System
1: Semi-Presidential System
2: Parliamentary System

Proportional Representation B.
0: Majoritarian or Preferential Vote
1: Mixed Member Majority or block vote
2: Closed List Proportional Representation

Unitary B.
0: Genuine Federal Systems
1: Semi-Federal Systems
2: Nonfederal Systems

Operationalization 1:
Score in year (current)

Operationalization 2:
Cumulative score since 1981

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.10 p < .001 INDIVIDUAL HAPPINESS by Centripetal Democracy.

Operationalization 1 (current in year)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 p < .001 Operationalization 2 (cumulative since 1981) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +,13 p < .001 AVERAGE HAPPINESS by Centripetal Democracy.

Operationalization 1 (current in year)
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a b = +.00 p < .05 AVERAGE HAPPINESS by Centripetal Democracy.

Operationalization 2 (cumulative since 1981)

b's controlled for:
Individual level charactristics
-Interpersonal trust
-Age and age-squared
-Married
-Self-reported health
-Unemployed
-Income
-Curch Attendance

National characteristics
-Unemployement Rate
-Individualism of culture
-GDP