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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-*-10-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
10

Description

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: Mean score, rescaled to range 1-10

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Napier & Jost (2008): study US 1995 Voters, USA, 1995 N = 1176
Napier & Jost (2008): study ZZ Western nations 1995 18+ aged, general public, 10 western nations, 1995-1998 N = 9051