Study | Fleche et al. (2011): study ZZ OECD member states 1994 |

Title | Exploring Determinants of Subjective Wellbeing in OECD Countries. |

Source | OECD Economics Department Working Papers No. 921, 2011 |

URL | http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/5kg0k6zlcm5k-en |

Public | 18+ aged, general public, 32 OECD member states,1994-2008 |

Sample | Probability multistage stratified area sample |

Non-Response | |

Respondents N = | 92338 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Important in life: friends |

Page in Source | 15,20,36,37 |

Our classification | Value climate in the nation |

Operationalization | Not reported |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | OPRC=+.11 p < .05 | INDIVIDUAL happiness and INDIVIDUAL importance of friends |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | Beta=+.20 p < .05 | |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | Beta=+23 p < .05 | AVERAGE happiness and AVERAGE importance of friends Beta's controlled for: - individual characteristics - income - poverty - self rated health - employment status - national unemployment rate - education - air pollution - freedom of choice - trust in people - national corruption - sexe - age - divorced - number of children |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a | 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 |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

OPRC | OPRC: Regression coefficient in ordered categorical probit regression. Only the sign of the computed coefficient is informative. Happiness is an ordered categorical variable. Higher categories correspond to being more happy. OPRC < 0 indicates that the probability of being beyond a chosen happiness category decreases and the probability of being at or below that category increases when 1) the corresponding metric correlate increases 2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category. OLRC > 0 indicates that the probability of being beyond a chosen happiness category increases and the probablity of being at or below that category decreases when 1) the corresponding metric correlate increases 2) the corresponding category of a categorical correlate is compared to the reference category. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl