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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Botswana (BW)

Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2008 4.70 2.42 4.70 2.42 Average 4.70 2.42 4.70 2.42
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days?
10 very satisfied
:
0 not satisfied
Missing cases of average life-satisfaction in nations estimated on the basis of a combination of observed components of happiness in that nation:
1) Afffective component, measured using responses to multiple questions about yesterday's affective experience, from which an affect balance score was computed
2) Cognitive component, measured using responses to single question on Best-Worst possible life
Computation explained in EHERO Working Paper 2021-3 https://www.eur.nl/en/ehero/media/2021-03-ehero-workingpaper2021-3 How to complete the ranklist of happiness in nations
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2006 5.19 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 5.32 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 4.28 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 4.43 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.46 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 4.90 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 4.64 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.49 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.37 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.30 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 4.43 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 4.43 Average 4.69
Typical text:
Do you want more days like yesterday?
- yes
- no
% yes
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AOL-yd-sq-v-2-a 2008 62.00 Average 62.00
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- enjoyment
- worry
- sadness
- anger
- depression
- did you smile and laugh a lot
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2008 51.33 7.57 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 51.81 7.59 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 57.95 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 60.21 8.01 Average 55.33 7.77
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday (yes/no)
- well-rested
- treated with respect
- smile and laugh a lot
- learn or do something interesting
- enjoyment
- physical pain
- worry
- sadness
- stress
- anger

Rated:
0: no
1: yes

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E) - (F+G+H+I+J)
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2006 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 45.00 7.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 49.00 7.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 51.00 7.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 41.00 7.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 39.00 6.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 41.00 7.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 42.00 7.10 Average 45.33 7.27
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 47.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2011 55.43 Average 51.22
Typical text:
Did you feel yesterday.. (yes/no)?
- well rested
- worried
- proud
- depressed
- ...etc
Computation: % positive affect minus % negative affect
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 43.00 Average 43.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 46.24 7.31 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.52 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 45.40 7.27 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 42.91 7.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 48.48 7.42 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 43.38 7.17 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 38.01 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 46.26 7.31 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 43.91 7.20 Average 39.45 7.22
Typical text:
Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
- 10
- .
- .
- 0
Finding Measure Code Year Original (0 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 4.74 2.09 4.74 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.45 2.40 5.45 2.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 3.55 1.94 3.55 1.94 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 3.52 1.96 3.52 1.96 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.84 1.99 4.84 1.99 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.13 2.12 4.13 2.12 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.03 2.36 4.03 2.36 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.76 2.29 3.76 2.29 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 3.50 2.69 3.50 2.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 3.50 2.67 3.50 2.67 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 3.46 2.64 3.46 2.64 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 3.47 2.61 3.47 2.61 Average 4.00 2.31 4.00 2.31