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Correlational findings

Study Baltatescu (2006c): study ZZ Eastern Europe 1989

Public:
Adult general public, Eastern European countries 1999-2005
Survey name:
INT-World Database of Happiness Pooled surveys from different programs
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 12000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Transition period
Our Classification
Operationalization
Periods after regime change in 1989
- 1989-1990 to 2005
- 1996-1997 to 2005
- 2001 to 2005

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a D%sr = +/- CHANGE AVERAGE HAPPINESS 1989-90 to 2005
Bulgaria         -22,9%
Hungary          - 9,1%
Romania          -18,02%
Latvia           + 2,8%
East Germany     - 5,7%
Slovenia         +19,0%
Czech Republic     n.a
Poland           - 6,0%
Slovakia           n.a.
Lithuania        - 7,1%
Estonia          + 3,0%
O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a D%sr = +/- CHANGE AVERAGE HAPPINESS 1996-97 to 2005
Bulgaria         -15,0%
Hungary          -10,82%
Romania          -10,43%
Latvia           +24,2%
East Germany     - 4,2%
Slovenia         +15,5%
Czech Republic     n.a.
Poland           - 2,3%
Slovakia           n.a.
Lithuania        +17,1%
Estonia          +29,0%
O-SLV-*-sq-nt-11-a D%sr = +/- CHANGE AVERAGE HAPPINESS 2001 to 2005
Bulgaria         -14,8%
Hungary          - 3,9%
Romania          + 0,0%
Latvia           + 2,2%
East Germany     + 2,5%
Slovenia         + 4,5%
Czech Republic   + 4,8%
Poland           + 5,4%
Slovakia         + 7,2%
Lithuania        +10,4%
Estonia          +14,6%

Trend average happiness followed a V-pattern during the transition period 1989- to 2005