print

Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---mq-n-11-b
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 2 questions:

A. Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10    extremely happy                                                                      
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0     extremely unhappy

B. All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays.?
10   extremely satisfied                                                                
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   extermely dissatisfied   

Summation:  (A+B)/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics VanSantvoort (2009): study ZZ Europe 2005 15+ aged, general public, 9 European countries, 2005 N = 14889
Mean
= 7.400
VanderMeer & Wielers (2013): study ZZ Europe 2004 Working people, 20 European countries, 2004. N = 11986
Mean
= 5.360
SD
= 1.690
Samuel & Hadjar (2016): study ZZ Europe 2002 25-80 aged, general public, Europe, Multiple nations, 2002 - 2012 N = 170496
Mean
= 6.620
SD
= 2.110