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Studies

Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Ott, J.C.
Title:
Good Governance and Happiness in Nations: Technical Quality Precedes Democracy and Quality Beats Size.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, 353 - 368

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Survey name:
GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1300000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Technical Good Governance Quality of government in nation Democratic Good Governance Quality of government in nation