PLoS ONE • Vol/Iss. 10(6) • Public Library of Science • • Published In • Pages: 1-14 •
The relationship between tightness/looseness and happiness will exhibit a curvilinear relationship, such that very tight and very loose nations have worse outcomes relative to nations intermediate on tightness-looseness
Nations that are very tight and very loose were found to have low happiness. Additionally, compared to the linear model (F=1.25, p=.27, R-Squared=.04), the quadratic model was F= 3.91, a significant improvement (F-change=6.34, p=.02, R-squared change=.17).
|Stepwise multiple regression||Supported||p=.03||R-Squared=.21||UNKNOWN|