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Distributional Findings on Happiness by measure type and by year in the general public of Sri Lanka (LK)

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 5.39 2.00 5.39 2.00 O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a 2009 4.73 2.13 4.73 2.13 Average 5.06 2.07 5.06 2.07
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 5.27 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 5.26 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.98 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.02 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 5.04 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.30 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.37 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.56 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 5.33 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.56 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 5.37 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 5.55 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 5.36 Average 5.31
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 68.00 Average 68.00
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 63.73 8.19 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 59.73 7.99 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 65.91 8.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 65.01 8.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 66.70 8.34 Average 64.21 8.21
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 37.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 30.00 6.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 43.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 39.00 7.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 49.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 46.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 48.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 45.00 7.30 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 50.00 7.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 49.00 7.45 Average 43.60 7.20
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 45.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 50.80 Average 47.91
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 41.00 Average 41.00
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 54.03 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 48.89 7.44 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 65.22 8.26 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 65.59 8.28 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 61.35 8.07 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 52.52 7.63 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 52.88 7.64 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 50.18 7.51 Average 50.14 7.82
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 4.34 1.74 4.34 1.74 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.41 1.75 4.41 1.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.43 1.77 4.43 1.77 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 4.21 1.99 4.21 1.99 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 3.98 1.75 3.98 1.75 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 4.18 1.84 4.18 1.84 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 4.22 1.81 4.22 1.81 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 4.36 1.85 4.36 1.85 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.27 1.98 4.27 1.98 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.61 2.19 4.61 2.19 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 4.33 2.23 4.33 2.23 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.44 2.36 4.44 2.36 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 4.21 2.54 4.21 2.54 Average 4.31 1.98 4.31 1.98