Correlational finding on Happiness and Neuroticism in nation
Subject code: N11ab24

StudyVanHemert et al. (2002): study ZZ 1977
TitleStructural and Functional Equivalence of the Eysenk Personality Questionnaire Within and Between Countries.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2002, Vol. 33, 1229 - 1249
DOIdoi:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00007-7
PublicNormal adults, general public, 30 countries, 1977-1997
SampleMixed samples
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =333

Correlate
Author's labelNeuroticism
Page in Source 28, 35
Our classificationNeuroticism in nation, code N11ab24
Operationalization
Neuroticism scale of Eysenk Personal Questionnaire 
(1975 version)
Observed distributionM=14.34
Error EstimatesCrombach's alpa=.83
Remarks
Meta analysis of 333 samples in 38 countries with 
68,374 respondents.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-Sum---sq-vt-11-ar=-.23 ns
Average happiness by average Neuroticism in 38 
nations


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-Sum---sq-vt-11-aSelfreport on single questions:

This measure of average happiness in nations combines responses to different questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on different scales. Precise items and rating scales differ per nation. Average scores per nation were transformed afterwards to a common 0-10 scale.

Name: Diener's SWB-score of nations


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl