Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-*-14-a


Selfreport on two questions:

A Taking all together, how happy would you say you are?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 not very happy
1 not at all happy
B All things considered, how satisfied are you with your
life as-a-whole now?
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 dissatisfied

Computation: (Ax2,5) +B -10

Name: Inglehart's combined score
  
Classification
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 14
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceInglehart et al. (2008): study ZZ 1981
TitleDevelopment, Freedom, and Rising Happiness.
Public18+ aged, general public, 52 nations, 1981-2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRam (2009): study ZZ 2006
TitleGovernment Spending and Happiness of the Population: Additional Evidence from Large Cross-Country Samples.
Public18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRam (2009): study ZZ 2006 /1
TitleGovernment Spending and Happiness of the Population: Additional Evidence from Large Cross-Country Samples.
Public18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981
TitleEconomic Growth and Subjective Well-being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox.
Public18+ aged general public, 61 nations, 1981-2004
Findingsdistributional: no, 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