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

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 2.01 0.50 6.53 1.41 Average 2.01 0.50 6.53 1.41
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 3.32 0.62 7.77 1.58 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2013 3.31 0.65 7.75 1.65 O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a 2018 3.15 0.70 7.28 1.92 Average 3.26 0.66 7.60 1.72
Typical text:
Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as
- very unhappy
- unhappy
- mixed
- happy
- very happy
very happy = 7 .... very unhappy = 1
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 7) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-H?-?-sq-fv-7-a 2013 5.50 Average 5.50
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 7.21 1.81 6.90 2.01 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2013 7.57 1.94 7.30 2.15 * O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-I 2018 6.58 2.15 6.20 2.39 Average 7.12 1.96 6.80 2.18
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 6.25 1.64 6.25 1.64 Average 6.25 1.64 6.25 1.64
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 6.45 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 6.35 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 5.84 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 6.01 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2010 6.69 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 7.23 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 6.90 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 6.93 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 7.28 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 6.78 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 6.70 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 6.55 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 6.75 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 6.75 Average 6.66
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 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 67.40 8.37 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 73.16 8.66 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2010 71.97 8.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 81.77 9.09 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 71.70 8.59 Average 73.20 8.66
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 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 55.00 7.80 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2010 61.00 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 70.00 8.50 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 61.00 8.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 60.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 54.00 7.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2015 65.00 8.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 55.00 7.75 Average 59.27 7.98
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 57.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2008 59.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 61.87 Average 59.29
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 56.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-b 2008 59.00 Average 57.50
Typical text:
Finding Measure Code Year Original (-100 - 100) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2006 64.94 8.25 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 65.18 8.26 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 70.52 8.53 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 64.26 8.21 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 73.64 8.68 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 61.69 8.08 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 58.47 7.92 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 64.53 8.23 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 63.47 8.17 Average 58.73 8.26
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 5.89 1.63 5.89 1.63 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 5.78 1.67 5.78 1.67 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 5.64 1.78 5.64 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.48 1.73 5.48 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.21 1.71 6.21 1.71 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2010 6.22 1.72 6.22 1.72 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 6.66 1.81 6.66 1.81 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 6.30 1.76 6.30 1.76 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 6.23 1.57 6.23 1.57 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 6.99 2.00 6.99 2.00 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 6.20 1.78 6.20 1.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 6.07 2.23 6.07 2.23 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 5.94 2.24 5.94 2.24 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 6.01 2.11 6.01 2.11 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 6.02 2.27 6.02 2.27 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 5.89 5.88 Average 6.10 1.87 6.10 1.87
Typical text:
Do you feel...?
- happy
- fairly happy
- unhappy
Finding Measure Code Year Original (1 - 3) Scale (0 - 10) mean SD mean SD O-HL-u-sq-v-3-k 2016 2.64 0.56 6.29 1.12 Average 2.64 0.56 6.29 1.12