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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-HL---sq-nt-11-b
Focus:
Overall: Happiness in Life (O-HL)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scales transformed to same range (nt)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question
 
 Various items using the term happiness
 
 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
Veenhoven (1994c): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 30 nations, 1980 N = 30
Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ Developed nations 1970 Adults, general public, 17 developed nations 1970-1980 N = 20000
Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 27 nations, circa 1980 N = 35000
Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /1 Adults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980 N = 45000
Veenhoven (1993b): study ZZ 1980 /2 Adults, general public, 31 nations, circa 1980 N = 40000