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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
Economic status of nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- per capita economic growth - per capita estimated income ($) - average annual rate of inflation - per capita food production index   (1970=100)

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 = +.58 p < .001                 Mt' Happiness   Economy score

Australia           7.75           16
Austria             6.68           15
Belgium             7.57           16
Brazil              7.22           15
Canada              7.76           16
Denmark             7.67           15
Finland             7.35           13
France              7.24           15
Germany             6.98           14
Greece              5.61           12
Great Britain       7.74           10
Italy               6.47            9
India               5.16            6
Ireland             7.82           11
Japan               6.94           14
Mexico              6.31            8
Netherlands         7.63           15
Norway              7.45           18
Philippines         6.47           12
Portugal            6.20           11
Singapore           7.24           13
S.Africa            7.03            9
S.Korea             6.21           16
Spain               6.84           13
Sweden              7.62           16
Switzerland         6.99           14
United States       7.55           18
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = +.61 p < .001                 Mt' Life           Economy
                    Satisfaction   score

Australia           7.67           16  
Austria             7.10           15  
Belgium             7.07           16  
Brazil              7.03           15
Canada              7.60           16
Denmark             7.92           15
Finland             7.68           13
France              6.29           15
Germany             6.94           14
Greece              5.70           12
Great Britain       7.41           10
Italy               6.24            9
India               3.35            6
Ireland             7.58           11
Japan               6.20           14
Mexico              4.32            8
Netherlands         7.46           15
Norway              7.67           18
Philippines         6.60           12
Portugal            6.74           11
Singapore           7.12           13
S.Africa            6.43            9
S.Korea             5.50           16
Spain               6.22           13
Sweden              7.80           16
Switzerland         8.60           14
United States       6.94           18