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Studies

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

Publication

Author(s):
VandeVliert, E.; Janssen, O.
Title:
Competitive Societies are Happy if the Women are Less Competitive 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
- -
SD:
1.00 -

Correlational Findings

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