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

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-u-sq-v-4-a 2014 3.33 0.64 7.79 1.62 Average 3.33 0.64 7.79 1.62
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-I 2014 7.21 2.28 6.90 2.53 Average 7.21 2.28 6.90 2.53
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 2009 6.60 6.60 Average 6.60 6.60
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 6.71 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.73 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 7.06 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.95 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.95 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 7.03 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.57 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.51 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.60 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.73 Average 6.78
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 2006 84.00 Average 84.00
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 2009 46.66 7.33 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 51.46 7.57 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 61.64 8.08 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 72.52 8.63 Average 58.06 7.90
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 59.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 69.00 8.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 36.00 6.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 37.00 6.85 Average 49.11 7.47
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 2006 61.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2009 52.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 68.43 Average 60.48
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 2009 27.00 Average 27.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 66.37 8.32 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.56 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 46.97 7.35 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 39.92 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 37.34 6.87 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 38.48 6.92 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 39.25 6.96 Average 38.41 7.24
Typical text:
uppose 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
- .
- .
- 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 10) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD C-BW-c-sq-m-10-a 2002 7.00 6.67 Average 7.00 6.67
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 6.08 1.60 6.08 1.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.18 1.99 6.18 1.99 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 6.59 1.59 6.59 1.59 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.80 1.48 6.80 1.48 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.38 1.50 6.38 1.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.22 1.61 6.22 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 6.48 2.07 6.48 2.07 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.18 2.29 6.18 2.29 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.15 2.28 6.15 2.28 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 5.95 2.36 5.95 2.36 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 6.09 2.36 6.09 2.36 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.11 2.48 6.11 2.48 Average 6.27 1.97 6.27 1.97