Findings on happiness in Wu et al. (2014): study TW 2009

Author(s)Wu, C.H.; Huang, L.; Yang, C.
TitleOn the Predictive Effect of Multidimensional Importance-Weighted Quality of Life Scores on Overall Subjective Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, 115, 933 - 943
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0242-x
PublicStudents, Taiwan, 200?
 Undergraduate students from two universities
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Volunteers completed a questionnaire at the end of a class
Respondents N =146
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of publication not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life just now? 5 excellent 4 good 3 neither good nor bad 2 bad 1 very bad
Author's labelOverall QOL
Page in publication936
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.66

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ActivitiesH14acCurrent functional health
Body imageS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self
Body imageA07adSatisfaction with one's appearance, also classified as above ↑
EnergyM15ac06Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired), also classified as above ↑
EnvironmentL14ab05Local physical climate
Environmental health sumscoreL14ab03Local environmental quality
FinanceI01acSufficiency of current income
HomeH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
InformationL12ac02aSatisfaction with local facilities
LeisureL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
MedicationH14acCurrent functional health
MobilityH14ac02bRestrictions in moving
Negative feelingH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
Negative feelingM15ac04bFeeling down (vs not), also classified as above ↑
PainH14ac01Degree of restriction
PainH14ab03bPain, also classified as above ↑
Physical health sumscoreH14ab02bHealth domain ratings
Physical health sumscoreL04ac02aSummed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), also classified as above ↑
Positive feelingH07aa04lO-further by M-AO
Psychological healthH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Psychological health sumscoreH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
RelationsI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
SafetyM15ac11Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Self-esteemS02ad03eSelf respect
SexS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life
SleepS04ac01Satisfaction with amount of sleep
Social relationships sumscoreI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
Social relationships sumscoreS06ac04Satisfaction with personal contacts, also classified as above ↑
Social supportS10ac03Satisfaction with social support received
ThinkingI03acCurrent specific mental abilities
TransportationL12ac02ahSatisfaction with local transport facilities
WorkH14ac01Degree of restriction