print

Nations

Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Sierra Leone (SL)

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 3.55 2.36 3.55 2.36 Average 3.55 2.36 3.55 2.36
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 4.48 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 4.57 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 3.60 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 4.88 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.21 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.30 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.24 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.54 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 5.45 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.92 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.17 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 4.52 Average 4.91
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 58.00 Average 58.00
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 16.40 5.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 22.31 6.12 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 14.63 5.73 Average 17.78 5.89
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 18.00 5.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 26.00 6.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 25.00 6.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 21.00 6.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 12.00 5.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 31.00 6.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 27.00 6.35 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 20.00 6.00 Average 23.78 6.21
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 27.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2011 22.27 Average 24.63
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 28.00 Average 28.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 12.44 5.62 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 29.19 6.46 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.22 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 9.81 5.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 23.61 6.18 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 21.07 6.05 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 12.78 5.64 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 10.53 5.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 8.54 5.43 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 7.52 5.38 Average 13.57 5.75
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 3.63 1.82 3.63 1.82 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 3.59 1.79 3.59 1.79 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 3.00 1.69 3.00 1.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 4.13 2.57 4.13 2.57 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.50 2.15 4.50 2.15 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.50 2.16 4.50 2.16 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.51 2.69 4.51 2.69 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.50 2.77 4.50 2.77 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.91 3.51 4.91 3.51 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.73 3.53 4.73 3.53 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.09 2.60 4.09 2.60 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.31 3.05 4.31 3.05 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 3.45 2.61 3.45 2.61 Average 4.14 2.53 4.14 2.53