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


Selfreport on single questions:

This measure of average happiness in nations combines responses to different questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on different scales. Precise items and rating scales differ per nation. Average scores per nation were transformed afterwards to a common 0-10 scale.

Name: Diener's SWB-score of nations
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, vt verbal scales transformed to same range Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceVandeVliert & Janssen (2002): study ZZ 1986
Title''Better Than'' Performances Motives as Roots of Satisfaction across More and Less Developed Countries.
PublicStudents, 42 countries, 2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVanHemert et al. (2002): study ZZ 1977
TitleStructural and Functional Equivalence of the Eysenk Personality Questionnaire Within and Between Countries.
PublicNormal adults, general public, 30 countries, 1977-1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVanHemert et al. (2002a): study ZZ 1974
TitleThe Beck Depression Inventory as a Measure of Subjective Well-Being: A Cross-National Study.
PublicAdults, general public, 30 countries, 1974-1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes