Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-*-10-a


Selfreport on 2 questions:

A All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1 dissatisfied
.
.
10 satisfied

B Taking all tohether, how happy would you say you are?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 not very happy
1 not at all happy

Computation: Mean score, rescaled to range 1-10
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceNapier & Jost (2008): study US 1995
TitleWhy are Conservatives Happier than Liberals?
PublicVoters, USA, 1995
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNapier & Jost (2008): study ZZ Western nations 1995
TitleWhy are Conservatives Happier than Liberals?
Public18+ aged, general public, 10 western nations, 1995-1998
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes