Hagerty (2000): study ZZ Developed nations 1972
- Hagerty, M.R.
- Social Comparison of Incomes in One's Community: Evidence from National Surveys of Income and Happiness.
- Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2000, Vol. 78, 764 - 771
- General public, 8 developed countries, 1972-1994
- Survey name:
- Pooled surveys
- Varied Probability
- N = 120000
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Equivalent questions on happiness and life-satisfaction rated on various scales. The items differ slightly in wording and number of the response options.
Scores are transformed to a common range 0 - 10 by means of expert weighting of response options (Thurstone's method).