Happiness measure, code: O-HL---sq-nt-11-b


Self report on single question

Various items using the term happiness

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale

Scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing

Scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
  
Classification
Focus, O-HL Overall: Happiness in Life
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, nt numeric scales transformed to same range Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener (1995a): study ZZ 1946
TitleSubjective Well-Being in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
PublicAdults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980
TitleHappiness in Nations.
PublicAdults, general public, 27 nations, circa 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /1
TitleHappiness in Nations.
PublicAdults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /2
TitleHappiness in Nations.
PublicAdults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1993b): study ZZ Developed nations 1970
TitleHappiness in Nations.
PublicAdults, general public, 17 developed nations 1970-1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1994c): study ZZ 1980
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
PublicAdults, general public, 30 nations, 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes