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Studies

Verme (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Verme, P.
Title:
The Role of Freedom and Control in Explaining Happiness.
Source:
Legatum Institute, " The 2008 Legatum Prosperity Index report. Methodology, Data and Findings" , 2008, Dubai, United Arabic Emirats, 78 - 98

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, 74 countries, 1981-2004
Survey name:
INT-WorldValuesSurv 1-5
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 267870
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Freedom and control Ability to choose (psychological freedom)
Perceived freedom in nation
Income rank Current income level (unspecified) Unemployment status Current employment status Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education level Level of school-education Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Attitudes towards cheating on taxes Moral
Acceptance cheating on taxes
Trust in people Trust in people Trust in institutions Current attitudes Importance of family Attitudes to family of origin Importance of work Current concern about work Importance of religion Current religious beliefs Importance of politics Political concern GDP Average income in nation Employment rate Unemployment in nation