Happiness measure, code: O-SLW---sq-nt-7-a


Self report on single question:

Various questions on overall satisfaction with life as a whole rated on numeral scales.
Scores transformed lineairly to scale 0-10 and next retransformed to range 1-7 e
  
Classification
Focus, O-SLW Overall: Satisfaction w Life as a Whole
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, nt numeric scales transformed to same range Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceEasterlin (2005c): study JP 1958
TitleDiminishing Marginal Utility of Income? A Caveat.
Public18+ aged general public, Japan, 1958-1987
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVeenhoven & Ehrhardt (1995): study ZZ 1980
TitleThe Cross-National Pattern of Happiness.Test of Predictions Implied in Three Theories of Happiness.
PublicAdults, general public, 32 countries, around 1980
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no