Happiness measure, code: O-Sum---mq-*-100-a

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1 dissatisfied
10 satisfied

B Taking all tohether, how happy would you say you are?
4 very happy
3 quite happy
2 not very happy
1 not at all happy

Computation: Summed score, rescaled to range 0-100 with average 50
Focus, O-Sum Overall: Summed overall appraisals
Time frame, - various time frames
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 100
Used in studies
ReferenceBjornskov (2005): study ZZ World samples 1997
TitleLife Satisfaction: Is There a Role for Policy?
Public18+ aged, general public, 73 nations, 1997-2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes