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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
Political participation of nation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of:
- years since independence
- years since most recent constitution - presence of functioning parliamentary   system
- presence of functioning political   party system
- degree of influence of military - the number of elections held

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a r = +.31 ns                 Mt' Life           Political
                    Satisfaction   participation

Australia           7.67           18  
Austria             7.10           16  
Belgium             7.07           21  
Brazil              7.03           12
Canada              7.60           27
Denmark             7.92           18
Finland             7.68           14
France              6.29           16
Germany             6.94           16
Greece              5.70           15
Great Britain       7.41           32
Italy               6.24           16
India               3.35           17
Ireland             7.58           15
Japan               6.20           16
Mexico              4.32           13
Netherlands         7.46           23
Norway              7.67           20
Philippines         6.60            5
Portugal            6.74           10
Singapore           7.12           10
S.Africa            6.43           14
S.Korea             5.50           12
Spain               6.22           18
Sweden              7.80           15
Switzerland         8.60           22
United States       6.94           23
O-HV---sq-vt-11-a r = +.46 p < .01                 Mt' Happiness   Political                                 participation

Australia           7.75           18
Austria             6.68           16
Belgium             7.57           21
Brazil              7.22           12
Canada              7.76           27
Denmark             7.67           18
Finland             7.35           14
France              7.24           16
Germany             6.98           16
Greece              5.61           15
Great Britain       7.74           32
Italy               6.47           16
India               5.16           17
Ireland             7.82           15
Japan               6.94           16
Mexico              6.31           13
Netherlands         7.63           23
Norway              7.45           20
Philippines         6.47            5
Portugal            6.20           10
Singapore           7.24           10
S.Africa            7.03           14
S.Korea             6.21           12
Spain               6.84           18
Sweden              7.62           15
Switzerland         6.99           22
United States       7.55           23