Findings on happiness in ~Gallup (2008a): study SL 2008

Publication
Author(s)~Gallup,
TitleGallup World View.
SourceThe Gallup Organization, 2008, New York, USA
URLhttp://www.gallup.com/products/170987/gallup-analytics.aspx
Investigation
Public15+ aged, general public, Sierra Leone, 2008
Collect period6
Survey nameGallupWorldPoll2008
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =999
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarks58% yes
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Now please think about yesterday from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were what you were doing who you were with and how you felt. Would you like to have more days just like yesterday? 0 no 1 yes Computation: % yes This question does not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with average mood in the last few weeks. Yet this question can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
ClassificationA-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a
Remarks58% yes
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean58.00
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's labelCantril Ladder
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean2.992.99
Standard deviation1.681.68


Full textSelfreport on 14 questions Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about.. A enjoyment? B physical pain C worry D sadness E stress F anger G depression H love Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning untill the end of the day. Think of where you were, what you were doing and how you felt. I Did you feel well rested yesterday? J Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday? K Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday? L Would you like to have more days just like yesterday? M Were you proud of something you did yesterday? N Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Rated: 1 yes 0 no - no answer, don't know Computation: - Average % positive affect = (A+H+I+J+K+L+M+N)/8 - Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F+G)/6 - Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
ClassificationA-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b
RemarksAverage % positive affect: 65%, Average % negative affect: 37%, Affect Balance Score: 28%
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -100 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean28.00
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on 11 questions Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..? A enjoyment B physical pain C worry D sadness E stress F anger G depression Did you yesterday..? H feel well rested I smile and laugh a lot J learn or do something interesting K were you treated with respect all day yesterday Rated: 1: yes 0: no Computation: - Average % positive affect = (A+H)+I+J+K)/5 - Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F+G)/6 - Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
ClassificationA-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -100 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean27.00
Standard deviation