Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---sq-nt-11-a


Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on various scales. The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, nt numeric scales transformed to same range Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceHagerty (2000): study ZZ Developed nations 1972
TitleSocial Comparison of Incomes in One's Community: Evidence from National Surveys of Income and Happiness.
PublicGeneral public, 8 developed countries, 1972-1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSteel & Ones (2002): study ZZ 1972
TitlePersonality and Happiness: A National Level Analysis.
PublicAdult general public, 39 nations, 1972-1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVandeVliert & Janssen (2002a): study ZZ 1986 /1
TitleCompetive Societies are Happy if the Women are Less Compitive than the Men.
PublicGeneral public and students, 42 nations, 1986-1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes