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Studies

Ott (2010): study ZZ 2006

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:
15+ aged, general public, Multiple nations, 2006
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll 2006-2011
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 127000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Page in publication:
358

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Technical Quality of Government Quality of government in nation Democratic Quality of Government Political democracy in nation
Political violence in nation
Quality of government in nation
Size of government Public goods in nation
Social security in nation
State control of economy in nation
Size of government in nation
Government consumption in nation