Happiness measure, code: M-CO---sq-*-11-a

Self report on different single questions

Responses transformed to common 0 to 10 scale
- scores on verbal response scales transformed using Thurstone's technique of expert weighing
- scores on numerical scales shorter than 11 step transformed by linear stretching
Focus, M-CO Mixed: Contentment + Overall
Time frame, * various time frames
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 11
Used in studies
ReferenceDiener (1995a): study ZZ 1946
TitleSubjective Well-Being in Cross-Cultural Perspective.
PublicAdults, general public, 43 nations, 1946-1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceHomel & Burns (1989): study AU 1987
TitleEnvironmental Quality and the Well-Being of Children.
PublicBasic school children, Sydney, Australia ,1987
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceLevine & Norenzayan (1999): study ZZ Developed nations 1992
TitleThe Pace of Life in 31 Countries.
PublicAdults, general public, 15 cities in developed nations, 1992-1995
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceVeenhoven (1990c): study ZZ 1970
TitleDe Vrolijke Vechtmaatschappij. (The Merry Competition Society).
PublicAdults, general public, 22 nations, 1970-1985
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes