Correlational finding on Happiness and Honesty in nation
Subject code: N11ab22

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 labelLie
Page in Source 28, 35
Our classificationHonesty in nation, code N11ab22
Operationalization
Lie scale of Eysenk Personal Questionnaire (1975 
version) Measure of tendency to fake good and answer in 
a social desirable way
Observed distributionM= 13,23
Error EstimatesCrombach's alpha= .78
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=-.57 p < .01
Average happiness by average tendency to Lie 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