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Studies

Veenhoven (1999a): study ZZ 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Veenhoven, R.
Title:
Quality-of-Life in Individualistic Society. A Comparison of 43 Nations in the Early 1990's.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 48, 157 - 186

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, 43 nations, early 1990's
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 50000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Value: Individualism (versus collectivism) Individualistic values in nation Value: Power distance Value climate in the nation Value: Conservatism Value climate in the nation Value: Affective autonomy Value climate in the nation Value: Intellectual autonomy Value climate in the nation Political and civil rights NATION: POLITICS
Political freedom in nation
Economic liberty Economic freedom in nation
Socio-economic regime in the nation
Personal freedom Private freedom in nations Opportunity to choose (negative freedom) Freedom in nations Literacy Literacy in nation School-enrolment ratio Literacy in nation
Public education in nation
Newspaper circulation Media attendance in narion Television receivers Media attendance in narion Capability to choose (positive freedom) Media attendance in narion Individualism (Triandis) Individualization in nation