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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Korea (South) (KR)

Typical text:
In general, how happy would you say you are?:
- very happy
- fairly happy
- not very happy
very = 3...not very = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa 1980 1.81 0.61 6.21 1.59 Average 1.81 0.61 6.21 1.59
Typical text:
Taking all things together, would you say you are?:
- very happy
- quite happy
- not very happy
- not at all happy
very = 4 ......not at all = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-ly-sq-v-4-a 1981 2.41 0.69 4.85 1.91 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1990 2.86 0.63 6.60 1.88 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 1996 3.00 0.51 7.03 1.46 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2001 2.96 0.52 6.92 1.52 O-HL-ly-sq-v-4-a 2001 2.96 0.52 6.38 1.45 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga 2002 2.78 0.58 5.93 1.95 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2005 2.99 0.53 7.01 1.52 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f 2007 2.89 0.66 6.19 1.85 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2010 3.05 0.52 7.15 1.44 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 2.93 0.39 6.90 1.21 Average 2.88 0.55 6.50 1.62
Typical text:
How happy do you feel as you live now?
- very happy
- somewhat happy
- neither happy nor unhappy
- not very happy
- not happy at all
very happy = 5 .... Not happy at all = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e 1979 3.38 0.70 5.66 1.26 Average 3.38 0.70 5.66 1.26
Typical text:
Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life?
- very satisfied
- fairly satisfied
- neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
- fairly dissatisfied
- very dissatisfied
very satisfied = 5 ..... very dissatisfied = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 5) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a 1979 3.29 0.73 5.49 1.18 O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-n 2003 3.64 1.26 6.40 1.86 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2009 3.33 0.66 6.27 1.99 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2010 3.36 0.60 6.32 1.89 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2011 3.38 0.59 6.40 1.89 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2012 3.40 0.59 6.46 1.88 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2013 3.40 0.59 6.45 1.88 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-rb 2014 3.41 0.57 6.49 1.86 Average 3.40 0.70 6.28 1.80
Typical text:
How satisfied are you with your life these days?
7 satisfied
:
1 dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-a 1981 4.36 1.41 5.61 2.36 O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-a 2001 4.56 1.27 5.94 2.12 Average 4.46 1.34 5.77 2.24
Typical text:
All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now?
10 satisfied
.: .
1 dissatisfied
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa 1981 5.34 2.13 4.82 2.37 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 1990 6.69 2.38 6.32 2.64 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2001 6.21 2.32 5.79 2.58 O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-a 2005 6.35 1.94 5.95 2.15 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2010 6.51 1.82 6.12 2.02 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2018 6.73 1.26 6.36 1.40 Average 6.30 1.97 5.89 2.19
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-SLu-c-sq-n-11-a 1980 5.51 2.28 5.51 2.28 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-g 2001 6.01 1.47 6.01 1.47 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2007 6.31 1.93 6.31 1.93 Average 5.94 1.89 5.94 1.89
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 5.66 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 6.09 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 5.34 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.84 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.37 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.08 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.37 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.45 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.07 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.10 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.39 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.24 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.36 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.42 Average 6.20
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 56.00 Average 56.00
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 40.37 7.02 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 48.85 7.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 53.16 7.66 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 48.80 7.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 45.75 7.29 Average 47.39 7.37
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 20.00 6.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 31.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 38.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 52.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 42.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 41.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 28.00 6.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 32.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 37.00 6.85 Average 36.64 6.85
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 33.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 42.80 Average 37.91
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 32.00 Average 32.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 31.24 6.56 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 46.34 7.32 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-u 2010 35.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 48.75 7.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 37.01 6.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 40.56 7.03 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 44.35 7.22 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 38.86 6.94 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 44.41 7.22 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 44.84 7.24 Average 37.44 7.09
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-a 1981 4.26 1.74 4.26 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a 2001 4.37 1.78 4.37 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2002 6.44 1.81 6.44 1.81 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2006 5.33 2.22 5.33 2.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.76 2.00 5.76 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.77 2.00 5.77 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.39 2.08 5.39 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.65 2.08 5.65 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.12 1.97 6.12 1.97 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.95 2.06 6.95 2.06 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.00 2.07 6.00 2.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.96 2.21 5.96 2.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.80 2.22 5.80 2.22 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 5.78 2.11 5.78 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.97 2.13 5.97 2.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.87 2.08 5.87 2.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.84 2.04 5.84 2.04 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 5.90 2.09 5.90 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.79 5.79 Average 5.73 2.04 5.73 2.04
Typical text:
During the pasy five years, when considering your plans for life, how much have you accomplished?
- all of it
- most of it
- little of it
- none of it
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-RG-ly-sq-v-4-a 1981 2.18 0.73 C-RG-ly-sq-v-4-a 2001 1.98 0.64 Average 2.08 0.69
Typical text:
How much are you enjoying life these days?
- very much
- somewhat
- not very much
- not at all
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 4) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD M-PL-c-sq-v-4-b 1981 2.46 0.67 M-PL-c-sq-v-4-b 2001 2.18 0.67 Average 2.32 0.67