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Studies

VandeVliert & Janssen (2002a): study ZZ 1986 /1

Publication

Author(s):
VandeVliert, E.; Janssen, O.
Title:
Competive Societies are Happy if the Women are Less Compitive than the Men.
Source:
Cross-Cultural Research, 2002, Vol. 36, 321 - 337

Investigation

Public:
General public and students, 42 nations, 1986-1989
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 42
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
Classification:
O-Sum---sq-nt-11-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
Expressed in Z scores
Page in publication:
328
Error estimates:
alpha=.88
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
SD:
1.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Overall competitiveness Ambitiousness in nation
Intrinsec/extrinsic motivation in nation
Intrinsic motivation
Gender gap in competitiveness Ambitiousness in nation
Gender inequality (women emancipation) in nation
Societal development Asssumed livability of nation: Conditions deemed benificial
Modernity of nation
Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work
Climate of attidudes to work
Company satisfaction Satisfaction with aspects of work
Climate of attidudes to work
Satisfaction with domains of life in nation