Findings on happiness in Ozawa & Hoffstetter (2004): study JP 1997

Publication
Author(s)Ozawa, T.; Hoffstetter, P.
TitleUse of Longitudinal Panel Data to Estimate the Effects of Adopting New Activities to Household Consumption Patterns and Happiness.
SourceProceedings, International Workshop on Driving Forces of and Barriers to Sustainable Consumption, University of Leeds, March 2004, UK, 88 - 97
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/ozawa_t_2004B.pdf
Investigation
PublicWomen, aged 24-38, followed 2 years, Japan, 1997-1999
Collect period1997
Last collect period1999
Survey nameUnnamed Survey
 The Japanese Panel Survey of Consumers (JPSC)
SampleProbability simple random sample
 not reported, assumed.
Respondents N =1537
 1997: N = 1749 1998: N = 1628 1999: N = 1537
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 not reported, assumed.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "........satisfaction with life........" (full question not reported) 1 dissatisfied 2 rather dissatisfied 3 neither dissatisfied nor satisfied 4 rather satisfied 5 satisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-5-g
RemarksThe original categories were: 1 satisfied 2 rather satisfied 3 average 4 rather dissatisfied 5 dissatisfied Order was reversed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Lead text not reported.. 5 very happy 4 rather happy 3 average 2 rather unhappy 1 unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-?-sq-v-5-e
RemarksThe original description in the paper was in a reverse order: 5 unhappy 4 rather unhappy 3 average 2 rather happy 1 very happy Order was reversed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Adopting cloth dryerC09aa02Change in consumption
Adopting cloth dryerC09ab03Kinds of consumption, also classified as above ↑
Adopting mobile phoneC09aa02Change in consumption
Adopting mobile phoneC09ab03Kinds of consumption, also classified as above ↑
Adopting personal computerC09aa02Change in consumption
Adopting personal computerC09ab03Kinds of consumption, also classified as above ↑