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Correlational findings

Study Kaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2016): study HR 2008

Public:
18+ aged happy and unhappy people, Croatia, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 800
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
The respondents were told that responses were anonymous

Correlate

Authors's Label
Trust in the institutions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: How much do you trust each of the 14 institutions?
a: Government institutions (4 items):
     - government
     - parliament
     - political parties
     - the court
b: Public institutions (6 items):
     -  school
     - universities
     - military
     - police
     - health care
     - church
c: Non-government institutions (4 items):
     - non-government associations
     - trade union association
     - media
     - the president

Each item rated:
1 not at all
2
3
4 very much  
Average rating of trust is calculated for each group of institutions

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a = + p < .001 a: Government institutions      0.03
b: Public institutions          0.06
c: Non-government institutions  0.02
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a d = + a: Government institutions      0.31
b: Public institutions          0.45
c: Non-government institutions  0.30
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a DM = + a: GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

          trust in government institutions
happy          M = 1.9      SD = 0.67
unhappy        M = 1.7      SD = 0.63
- difference     + 0.2

a: PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS

          trust in public institutions
happy          M = 2.5      SD = 0.66
unhappy        M = 2.2      SD = 0.66
- difference     + 0.3

c: NON GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS

          trust in non government institutions
happy          M = 2.3      SD = 0.65
unhappy        M = 2.1      SD = 0.67
- difference     + 0.2