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Correlational findings

Study Ouweneel & Veenhoven (1994): study ZZ 1980

Public:
Adults, general public, 27 nations, ±1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 27
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Most studies used face-to-face interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Vulnerability of a nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
The number of vulnerable zones (political, geographical, or demographical). The higher the score the less stable a country is. F.e. the Netherlands have one vulnerable zone (i.e. score=1) because of the risk of floods; other vulnerable zones are (civil) wars, the risk of natural disasters (vulcanic activities, draughts, hurricanes, earth quakes, etc.), unsufficient food production, overpopulation, and (the risk of) epidemics. Expert rating on the basis of selected criteria.

Source:Estes, R.J.-The social progress
       of nations (1984, N.Y., Praeger)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HV---sq-vt-11-a r = -.64 p < .001                     Mt' Happiness   Vulner.score

Australia               7.75            1
Austria                 6.68            1
Belgium                 7.57            2
Brazil                  7.22            3
Canada                  7.76            2
Denmark                 7.67            1
Finland                 7.35            1
France                  7.24            2
Germany                 6.98            2
Greece                  5.61            3
Great Britain           7.74            3
Italy                   6.47            2
India                   5.16            6
Ireland                 7.82            1
Japan                   6.94            2
Mexico                  6.31            4
Netherlands             7.63            1
Norway                  7.45            1
Portugal                6.20            3
Philippines             6.46            5
Singapore               7.24            4
S.Africa                7.03            5
S.Korea                 6.21            4
Spain                   6.84            4
Sweden                  7.62            1
Switzerland             6.99            2
United States           7.55            3
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = -.71 p < .001                 Mt' Life           Vulnerability
                    Satisfaction   score

Australia           7.67             1  
Austria             7.10             1  
Belgium             7.07             2  
Brazil              7.03             3
Canada              7.60             2
Denmark             7.92             1
Finland             7.68             1
France              6.29             2
Germany             6.94             2
Greece              5.70             3
Great Britain       7.41             3
Italy               6.24             2
India               3.35             6
Ireland             7.58             1
Japan               6.20             2
Mexico              4.32             4
Netherlands         7.46             1
Norway              7.67             1
Philippines         6.60             5
Portugal            6.74             3
Singapore           7.12             4
S.Africa            6.43             5
S.Korea             5.50             4
Spain               6.22             4
Sweden              7.80             1
Switzerland         8.60             2
United States       6.94             3