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Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: O-Sum-*-mq-nvt-21-c

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum-*-mq-nvt-21-c
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric + verbal scales transformed to same range (nvt)
Scale Range:

Description

Self report 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: (Ax2,5) +B -10

Name: Inglehart's combined score

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
VanHemert et al. (2002a): study ZZ 1974 Adults, general public, 30 countries, 1974-1999 N =
Inglehart et al. (2008): study ZZ 1981 18+ aged, general public, 52 nations, 1981-2007 N =
Ram (2009): study ZZ 2006 18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006 N =
Ram (2009): study ZZ 2006 /1 18+ aged, general public, 87 nations, 2006 N =
Stevenson & Wolfers (2008): study ZZ World samples 1981 18+ aged general public, 61 nations, 1981-2004 N =
Inglehart (2010): study ZZ 1995 18+ aged general public, 89 nations, 1995- 2007 N =
Kim (2018a): study ZZ OECD member states 1995 18+ aged general public, 16 OECD nations, 1995- 2007 N =