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


Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on 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-SLV Overall: Satisfaction with Life: Various
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, nt numeric scales transformed to same range Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceOuweneel & Veenhoven (1994): study ZZ 1980
TitleNation Characteristics and Average Happiness.
PublicAdults, general public, 27 nations, 1980
Findingsdistributional: no, 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
  
ReferenceVeenhoven (2007f): study ZZ 1990
TitleQuality of Life in Nations. As Measured by How Long and Happy People Live.
PublicAdults, general public, 96 nations, 1990s
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes