PLoS ONE • Vol/Iss. 10(6) • Public Library of Science • • Published In • Pages: 1-14 •
The relationship between tightness/looseness and life expectancy will exhibit a curvilinear relationship, such that very tight and very loose nations have worse outcomes relative to nations intermediate on tightness-looseness
Life expectancy was found to be lower in both very tight and very loose nations. Additionally, compared to the linear model (F=.46, p=.50, R-Squared=.02), the quadratic model was a significant improvement (F-change=22.04, p<.001, R-Squared change=.42).
|Stepwise multiple regression||Supported||p<.001||R-Squared=.44||UNKNOWN|