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Correlational findings

Study Baltatescu (2010): study ZZ Eastern Europe 2001

Public:
15+ aged general public, Eastern European countries 2001-2008
Survey name:
EU-Eurobarometer combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 80000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Optimism
Our Classification
Operationalization
What are your expectations for the next twelve months: will the next twelve months be better,
worse or the same, when it comes to...? Life satisfaction 2006 (Better, vs. Worse or The same)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-b Beta = +.13 AVERAGE life satisfaction by AVERAGE optimism in 12 East European nations 2006

Beta controlled for:
- GDP 2005
- AVERAGE satisfaction with democracy 2006