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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-SLV---sq-nt-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Satisfaction with Life: Various (O-SLV)
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:

Equivalent questions on life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ouweneel & Veenhoven (1994): study ZZ 1980 Adults, general public, 27 nations, ±1980 N = 27
Steel & Ones (2002): study ZZ 1972 Adult general public, 39 nations, 1972-1998 N = 40000
Mean
= 6.360
SD
= 0.620
Veenhoven (2007f): study ZZ 1990 Adults, general public, 96 nations, 1990s N = 0
Touburg & Veenhoven (2015): study ZZ World samples 2000 18+ aged, general public, 143 nations, 2000-2009 N = 3000000
Mean
= 5.900
SD
= 1.300