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Correlational findings

Study Leepin (1978): study ZZ 1974

Public:
15+ aged, general public, 5 parts of the world, 1974-1976.
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8433
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Conducted by 35 Gallup bureaus in different countries.

Correlate

Authors's label
Belief that life is interesting
Our Classification
Operationalization
Percentage of people per country who think life is interesting. (As assessed by single direct survey question)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-3-b r = +.98 p < .001 Average scores per region:
                     % life            % happy
                     interesting       
Western-Europe       77                80
North America        92                91
Australia            92                94
South America        66                70
Africa               74                68
Asia                 49                48