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Studies

Schyns (1998): study ZZ 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Schyns, P.
Title:
Cross-national Differences in Happiness: Economic and Cultural Factors Explored.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1998, Vol. 43, 3 - 26

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, 40 nations, early 1990s
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N = 400000
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Economic prosperity Purchasing power (`real' GNP pc) Culture component Summed nation characteristics Political and civil rights Human-rights protection in nation Gender equality Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation Individualism Individualism/collectivism in nation