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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-*-10-b
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 two questions:

A Taking all together, how happy would you say you are?
    4  very happy
    3  quite happy
    2  not very happy
    1 not at all happy
B  All things considered, how satisfied are you with your
    life as-a-whole now?
    10 satisfied
    9
    8
    7
    6
    5
    4
    3
    2
    1  dissatisfied

Computation: (A + B)/2 when:
- A is stretched from 1-4 to 0-9
- B recoded 0-9

Name: Inglehart's combined score