The Satisfaction with Life Index was created by Adrian G. White, an Analytic Social Psychologist at the University of Leicester, using data from a metastudy. It is an attempt to show life satisfaction in different nations.
This is an example of a recent trend to use direct measures of happiness, such as surveys asking people how happy they are, as an alternative to traditional measures of policy success to GDP or GNP. Some studies suggest that happiness can be measured effectively.
International Ranking (2006) Edit
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- ↑ White, A. (2007). A Global Projection of Subjective Well-being: A Challenge To Positive Psychology? Psychtalk 56, 17-20. The data on SWB and SWLS were extracted from a meta-analysis by Marks, Abdallah, Simms & Thompson (2006).
- ↑ le.ac.ukTemplate:Deadlink
- ↑ University of Leicester (2006, November 14). "Psychologist Produces The First-ever 'World Map Of Happiness'." ScienceDaily. Accessed July 23, 2011.
- ↑ BBC News (28 July 2006) "Denmark 'Happiest place on earth'". BBC News. Accessed 23 July 2011.
- ↑ The True Measure of Success - Wired.com
- ↑ "Happiness" is not enough- Samuel Brittan: Templeton Lecture Inst. of Economic Affairs 22/11/01
- Psychologist Produces The First-ever 'World Map Of Happiness, ScienceDaily (14 Nov 2006)
- Denmark 'happiest place on earth', BBC News (28 July 2006)
- A Global Projection of Subjective Well-being: A Challenge To Positive Psychology? by Adrian G. White, University of Leicester