Findings on happiness in Zhang (2012a): study JP 2010

Publication
Author(s)Zhang, J.
TitleHouseholds' Multidimensional Mobilities Over Life Course and QOL: A case Study in Japan
SourcePaper presented at ISQOLS conference 2012, Track 43 "Multidimensional and Longitudinal Analyses of Well-Being and Qualityof Life"
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, major cities, Japan, 2010
Collect periodDecember
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Respondents selected from large scale web panel.
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Sample was with balanced distributions of age, gender and residential location of the population, to be comparable to general population in Japan.
Respondents N =943
Non Response5.7%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Currently, how happy are you feeling? 10 very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 very unhappy
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-n-11-d
RemarksRecoded: 0-2: not at all 3-5: little 6-8: slightly 9-10: very much
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelf report on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Car ownership mobility/Car numberP12ab02eaCar
Car ownership mobility/Car numberC10aa02Change in consumption, also classified as above ↑
Car ownership mobility/Car numberL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
Employment mobilityE02aa02Change in employment
Employment mobilityE02aa01Earlier (un)employment, also classified as above ↑
Employment mobilityL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
House propertyH22ab01aHouse owned or rented
Household annual incomeI01ab03Household income
Household sizeH20ab03Number of persons in household
Household structure mobilityH20aa01Change in househols composition
Household structure mobilityL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
Number of childrenC04ab01Age of children
Number of childrenC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Number of eldersH20ab06Living with parents
Residential mobilityM09aa01Earlier residential mobility
Residential mobilityL05ab02Specific life-changes, also classified as above ↑
Residential environmentL12ab02Local facilities
Residential environmentL14ab06Remoteness, also classified as above ↑
Single/CoupleM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
WorkerE02abCurrent employment status