HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND HAPPINESS: A CROSS-NATION PATH ANALYSIS

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HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS AND HAPPINESS: A CROSS-NATION
PATH ANALYSIS

Muchdie, Muchdie

This paper is aimed to report a research that analyse the relation
between human development, global competitiveness and happiness as
well as the impact of human development, both direct and indirect
impacts, on happiness, with global competitiveness as moderator
variable. Cross-nation data on human development, global
competitiveness and happiness indices were collected from 123
countries and employed in a path analysis model. The results show that
the correlation between human development and happiness was
positive and very strong. The countries that had high happiness index
were the countries with high human development index. The
correlation between human development and global competitiveness
was positive and very strong. The correlation between global
competitiveness and happiness was also positive and strong. The direct
impact of human development on happiness was positive and
significant. The indirect impact of human development on happiness,
again, was positive and significant. It is then suggested that human
development sustainably be promoted in order to make nations
competitive globally and then make the people happy.

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