Happiness measure, code: O-SLW---sq-t-11-a


Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole.

Scores transformed to scale 0-10
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, nvt numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceKim & Kim (2012): study ZZ 2000
TitleDoes Government Make People Happy?: Exploring New Research Directions for Government’s Roles in Happiness.
Public15+ aged, general public, 131 nations, 2000-2008
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ 1990
TitleInequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitatianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
PublicAdults, general public, 90 nations, 1990s
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Kalmijn (2005): study ZZ Developed nations 1973 /1
TitleInequality-Adjusted Happiness in Nations. Egalitatianism and Utilitarianism Married in a New Index of Social Performance.
PublicAdults, general public, 8 European nations and USA, 1973-2004
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (1994c): study ZZ Developed nations 1948
TitleIs Happiness a Trait? Test of the Theory that a Better Society does not Make People any Happier.
PublicAdults, general public, 9 developed nations, 1948-1981
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes