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

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-u-sq-v-5-e 2004 2.42 1.20 3.56 2.99 Average 2.42 1.20 3.56 2.99
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 6.20 6.20 Average 6.20 6.20
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 5.07 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 5.93 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.01 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.21 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.63 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.49 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.62 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.06 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 4.80 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.75 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 4.72 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.10 Average 5.28
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 2007 69.00 Average 69.00
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 63.49 8.17 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 44.43 7.22 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 61.52 8.08 Average 56.49 7.82
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 41.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 52.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 40.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 55.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 41.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 37.00 6.85 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 28.00 6.40 Average 44.78 7.26
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 2007 53.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 55.17 Average 54.08
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 2007 52.00 Average 52.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 44.79 7.24 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 55.20 7.76 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.56 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 56.06 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 44.10 7.21 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 37.29 6.86 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 27.84 6.39 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 29.66 6.48 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 22.14 6.11 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 18.85 5.94 Average 33.65 6.87
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 3.83 2.09 3.83 2.09 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.89 1.81 4.89 1.81 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.15 2.45 5.15 2.45 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 3.95 2.51 3.95 2.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.28 2.84 4.28 2.84 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.04 2.63 4.04 2.63 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.56 2.86 4.56 2.86 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 3.87 2.54 3.87 2.54 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 3.48 2.23 3.48 2.23 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 3.42 2.76 3.42 2.76 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 3.33 3.13 3.33 3.13 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 3.87 3.67 3.87 3.67 Average 4.06 2.63 4.06 2.63