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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-CO---sq-*-11-a
Focus:
Mixed: Contentment + Overall (M-CO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on different single questions

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener (1995a): study ZZ 1946 Adults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992 N = 43
Mean
= 6.400
SD
= 1.230
Veenhoven (1990c): study ZZ 1970 Adults, general public, 22 nations, 1970-1985 N = 30000
Levine & Norenzayan (1999): study ZZ Developed nations 1992 Adults, general public, 15 cities in developed nations, 1992-1995 N = 20000
Homel & Burns (1989): study AU 1987 Basic school children, Sydney, Australia ,1987 N = 321