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

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 2.78 0.76 6.14 2.22 Average 2.78 0.76 6.14 2.22
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 6.06 2.49 5.62 2.77 Average 6.06 2.49 5.62 2.77
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 4.31 2.45 4.31 2.45 Average 4.31 2.45 4.31 2.45
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 5.31 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2007 4.65 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2008 4.86 O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2009 5.55 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2011 5.63 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2012 5.54 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2013 5.77 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2014 4.88 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2015 5.21 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2016 5.00 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2017 4.61 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2018 4.83 * O-SLW-*-ds-nt-11-a 2019 4.29 Average 5.09
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 64.00 Average 64.00
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 53.84 7.69 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2009 60.48 8.02 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2011 62.91 8.15 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-tb 2012 47.56 7.38 Average 56.20 7.81
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 47.00 7.40 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2007 42.00 7.10 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2008 51.00 7.60 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2009 59.00 8.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2011 57.00 7.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2012 43.00 7.20 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2013 37.00 6.90 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2014 34.00 6.70 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-mb 2016 33.00 6.15 Average 44.78 7.22
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 54.00 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-o 2012 46.73 Average 50.36
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 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 47.45 7.37 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2007 44.11 7.21 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-j 2011 0.55 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2013 42.70 7.14 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2014 36.47 6.82 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2015 30.83 6.54 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2016 35.84 6.79 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2017 29.74 6.49 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2018 35.17 6.76 A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-fb 2019 34.90 6.75 Average 33.77 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 4.82 1.89 4.82 1.89 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2007 4.00 1.79 4.00 1.79 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2008 4.73 1.87 4.73 1.87 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.26 1.88 5.26 1.88 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2009 5.26 1.89 5.26 1.89 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2011 5.00 1.73 5.00 1.73 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2012 5.01 2.20 5.01 2.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2013 5.24 2.56 5.24 2.56 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2014 4.35 2.52 4.35 2.52 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2015 4.84 3.08 4.84 3.08 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2016 4.35 3.20 4.35 3.20 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2017 3.93 2.65 3.93 2.65 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2018 4.04 2.78 4.04 2.78 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2019 3.31 2.86 3.31 2.86 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c 2020 4.84 4.84 Average 4.60 2.35 4.60 2.35