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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single questions:

This measure of average happiness in nations combines responses to different questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on different scales. Precise items and rating scales differ per nation. Average scores per nation were transformed afterwards to a common 0-10 scale.

Name: Diener's SWB-score of nations

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics VanHemert et al. (2002): study ZZ 1977 Normal adults, general public, 30 countries, 1977-1997 N = 333
VanHemert et al. (2002a): study ZZ 1974 Adults, general public, 30 countries, 1974-1999 N = 44098
VandeVliert & Janssen (2002): study ZZ 1986 Students, 42 countries, 2002 N = 14000