The world happiness research was conducted in 2019 which used various variables to study nations yielding the results data. From the data, various trends have been identified. The trend relates to different nations’ psychological and social factors.
The data trend has shown various relationships between variables. Nations with a higher GDP have recorded a higher standing of life ladder that increases or continues to be higher when the GDP increases, which seems to affect social support subsequently. For instance, Afghanistan recorded a 7.697 GDP lower than Cambodia, 4.998, reflected on Afghanistan recording a lower life ladder (2.375) than Cambodia (4.998) and thus lower social support. This data trend is consistent with other nations.
Additionally, psychological and social factors have identified a relationship between dependence. In the data, higher numbers indicate a higher positioning in the social factors such as strong support, and better life positioning, among others. At the same time, great values, too, represent a higher frequency of negative or positive affect. Where the value of social factors is higher, it reflects a higher positive affect. For instance, a higher value of social support corresponds with a higher value of positive affect.
However, despite the perfect display of world happiness in the survey, various changes can be suggested for future research. The suggestions result from the study’s limitations. World happiness research used similar variables for different regions. While these variables can test the happiest region, other factors should be considered. For instance, while a nation’s GDP can be higher, individuals might face other challenges affecting their happiness, such as an encounter with political unrest or pandemics. Therefore, nations should be chosen with a similarity in their level of political uncertainties and consideration of other factors affecting it, such as pandemics. The changes would call for the inclusion of other variables in the study, such as a nation’s political stability and emerging national health threats.