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

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 3.67 2.14 3.67 2.14 Average 3.67 2.14 3.67 2.14
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 4.81 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 5.11 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.32 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 4.72 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 4.94 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.04 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.15 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 4.75 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.41 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 4.96 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 5.10 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.16 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.36 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.33 Average 5.01
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 81.00 Average 81.00
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 62.32 8.12 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 58.93 7.95 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 69.59 8.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 53.24 7.66 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 51.28 7.56 Average 59.07 7.95
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 2007 53.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 63.00 8.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 49.00 7.45 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 46.00 7.30 Average 51.91 7.62
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 62.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 52.70 Average 57.34
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 62.00 Average 62.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 50.69 7.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 56.33 7.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 60.37 8.02 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 59.33 7.97 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 52.98 7.65 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 51.71 7.59 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 55.82 7.79 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 52.22 7.61 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 50.08 7.50 Average 49.02 7.72
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 2002 4.86 1.90 4.86 1.90 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 4.22 1.75 4.22 1.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.58 1.59 4.58 1.59 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.57 1.58 4.57 1.58 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.02 1.40 4.02 1.40 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.27 1.70 4.27 1.70 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.26 1.58 4.26 1.58 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.41 1.74 4.41 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.55 1.78 4.55 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 3.80 1.65 3.80 1.65 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.90 2.38 4.90 2.38 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.36 2.10 4.36 2.10 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.40 2.43 4.40 2.43 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.48 2.53 4.48 2.53 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.66 2.75 4.66 2.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.62 3.13 4.62 3.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 4.55 4.55 Average 4.44 2.00 4.44 2.00