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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-Sum---sq-nt-11-a
Focus:
Overall: Summed overall appraisals (O-Sum)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scales transformed to same range (nt)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Self report on single question:

Equivalent questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on various scales.  The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.

Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Steel & Ones (2002): study ZZ 1972 Adult general public, 39 nations, 1972-1998 N = 40000
Mean
= 6.370
SD
= 0.650
VandeVliert & Janssen (2002a): study ZZ 1986 /1 General public and students, 42 nations, 1986-1989 N = 42
SD
= 1.000
Hagerty (2000): study ZZ Developed nations 1972 General public, 8 developed countries, 1972-1994 N = 120000