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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-n-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

A: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
B How satisfied are you with how life has turned out so far?
C: How happy are you?

Each rated
0  extremely dissatisfied (unhappy)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 extremenly satisfied (happy)

Computation: (A+B+C)/3

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study NO 2006 15+ aged, general population, Norway, 2006 N = 1533
Mean
= 7.770
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study IE 2006 15+ aged,general population, Ireland, 2006 N = 1582
Mean
= 7.530
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study SE 2006 15+ aged, general population, Sweden, 2006 N = 1585
Mean
= 7.800
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study CH 2006 15+ aged, general population, Switzerland, 2006 N = 1758
Mean
= 7.940
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study NL 2006 15+ aged, general population, The Netherlands, 2006 N = 1814
Mean
= 7.440
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study FI 2006 15+ aged, general population, Finland, 2006 N = 1645
Mean
= 7.950
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study FR 2006 15+ aged, general population, France, 2006 N = 1948
Mean
= 6.780
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study DK 2006 15+ aged, general population, Denmark, 2006 N = 1451
Mean
= 8.260
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study ES 2006 15+ aged, general population, Spain, 2006 N = 1802
Mean
= 7.490
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study AT 2006 15+ aged, general population, Austria, 2006 N = 2326
Mean
= 7.420
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study BE 2006 15+ aged, general population, Belgium, 2006 N = 1767
Mean
= 7.420
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study GB 2006 15+ aged, general population, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 2301
Mean
= 7.270
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study DE 2006 15+ aged, general population, Germany, 2006 N = 2828
Mean
= 6.890
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study SI 2006 15+ aged, general population, Slovenia, 2006 N = 1329
Mean
= 7.090
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study CY 2006 15+ aged, general population, Cyprus, 2006 N = 933
Mean
= 7.510
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study PT 2006 15+ aged, general population, Portugal, 2006 N = 2117
Mean
= 6.050
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study HU 2006 15+ aged, general population, Hungary, 2006 N = 1409
Mean
= 5.900
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study PL 2006 15+ aged, general population, Poland, 2006 N = 1629
Mean
= 6.890
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study SK 2006 15+ aged, general population, Slovakia, 2006 N = 1670
Mean
= 6.350
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study EE 2006 15+ aged, general population, Estonia, 2006 N = 1420
Mean
= 6.600
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study LV 2006 15+ aged, general population, Latvia, 2006 N = 1592
Mean
= 6.200
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study BG 2006 15+ aged, general population, Bulgaria, 2006 N = 1248
Mean
= 5.050
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study RO 2006 15+ aged, general population, Romania, 2006 N = 1876
Mean
= 6.100
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study RU 2006 15+ aged, general population, Russia, 2006 N = 2306
Mean
= 5.540
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study UA 2006 15+ aged, general population, Ukraine, 2006 N = 1877
Mean
= 5.090
Sortheix & Lönnqvist (2014): study ZZ EU 25 2006 15+ aged, general public, 25 European nations, 2006 N = 44106