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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
Demographic characteristics of nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- population size
- birth rate
- death rate
- rate of population increase
- % of population under 15 years

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 = -.55 p < .01                 Mt' Happiness  Demographic score

Australia           7.75           18
Austria             6.68           20
Belgium             7.57           20
Brazil              7.22            6
Canada              7.76           18
Denmark             7.67           20
Finland             7.35           20
France              7.24           19
Germany             6.98           20
Greece              5.61           18
Great Britain       7.74           16
Italy               6.47           19
India               5.16           -9
Ireland             7.82           16
Japan               6.94           17
Mexico              6.31            5
Netherlands         7.63           19
Norway              7.45           20
Philippines         6.47            5
Portugal            6.20           17
Singapore           7.24           16
S.Africa            7.03            7
S.Korea             6.21           11
Spain               6.84           17
Sweden              7.62           21
Switzerland         6.99           22
United States       7.55           12
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = -.74 p < .001                 Mt' Life           Demographic
                    Satisfaction   score

Australia           7.67           18  
Austria             7.10           20  
Belgium             7.07           20  
Brazil              7.03            6
Canada              7.60           18
Denmark             7.92           20
Finland             7.68           19
France              6.29           19
Germany             6.94           20
Greece              5.70           19
Great Britain       7.41           16
Italy               6.24           19
India               3.35           -9
Ireland             7.58           16
Japan               6.20           17
Mexico              4.32            5
Netherlands         7.46           19
Norway              7.67           20
Philippines         6.60            5
Portugal            6.74           17
Singapore           7.12           16
S.Africa            6.43            7
S.Korea             5.50           11
Spain               6.22           17
Sweden              7.80           21
Switzerland         8.60           22
United States       6.94           12