# Distributional findings

## Study Gallup (2008a): study TW 2006 /1

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2006
Survey name:
INT-GallupWorldPoll2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

## Happiness measure(s)

Full text:
Self report 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 aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a
Remarks:
60% yes
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
60.00 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report 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
E  stress
F  anger
G  depression
H  love

Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning until 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

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

Transformation to range 0-10:
(Score[range-100-100] + 100)/200*10

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 aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b
Remarks:
Average % positive affect:   65%,  Average % negative affect: 13%, Affect Balance Score: 52%
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
52.00 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report 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
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 aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o