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

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-g-sq-v-3-f 1965 2.02 0.58 6.56 1.62 Average 2.02 0.58 6.56 1.62
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 2005 3.31 0.57 7.78 1.41 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2012 3.53 0.57 8.25 1.37 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 3.03 0.60 7.05 1.69 Average 3.29 0.58 7.69 1.49
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-a 2005 6.84 1.78 6.49 1.98 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2012 7.13 1.80 6.82 2.00 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2018 6.99 1.74 6.66 1.93 Average 6.99 1.78 6.66 1.97
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 2007 6.60 1.70 6.60 1.70 Average 6.60 1.70 6.60 1.70
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 6.62 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 6.86 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 6.13 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.07 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.35 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 6.70 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.78 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.55 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 6.60 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.84 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.42 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.53 Average 6.54
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 67.00 Average 67.00
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 62.97 8.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 65.81 8.29 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 64.05 8.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 73.25 8.66 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 69.05 8.45 Average 67.03 8.35
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 43.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 56.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 55.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 62.00 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 59.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 63.00 8.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 39.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 44.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 43.00 7.15 Average 52.10 7.64
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 2008 57.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 59.37 Average 56.46
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 49.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 52.00 Average 50.50
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 50.74 7.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 61.28 8.06 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.63 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 41.99 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 50.86 7.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 46.10 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 62.41 8.12 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 65.81 8.29 Average 47.48 7.71
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 6.01 1.61 6.01 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.23 1.60 6.23 1.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 6.24 1.61 6.24 1.61 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.81 1.63 5.81 1.63 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.38 1.59 5.38 1.59 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 5.58 1.50 5.58 1.50 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 5.79 1.64 5.79 1.64 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.91 1.56 5.91 1.56 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.77 2.15 5.77 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 5.96 2.21 5.96 2.21 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.32 2.02 6.32 2.02 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 5.34 1.64 5.34 1.64 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 5.43 2.11 5.43 2.11 Average 5.83 1.76 5.83 1.76