Findings on happiness in Koo & Yee (2016): study KR 2014

Author(s)Koo, H.; Yee, J.
TitleDimensions of Social Well-being and Determinants in Korea: Personal. Relational, and Societal Aspects.
SourceThe Senshu Social Well-being Review, 2016, no 3
Public18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 2014-2018
Collect period2014-2018
Last assesment2018
Survey nameICSLV 2014-2018
 Data of South Korea only
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: At present, how satisfied are you, all in all, with your life in general? 0 very unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied
Author's labelPersonal well-being
Page in publication47-49
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.09

Full textSelfreport on single question: "overall happiness.."(full question not reported 10 my life is very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 my life is very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication53
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication53
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Combined effectsS15ab09Socio-demographic + social support
Community participationS07abCurrent organizational participation
Discriminiation experienceV06ab05Victim of discrimination
Education levelE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Ingroup trustT04ab02Trust in people
Risk experienceV06abCurrent victim status
SingleM02aa01Married vs never married
Trust gapT04ab02Trust in people
VulnerabilityR11abCurrent resources
Widowed/divorcedM02aa03Married vs divorced
Widowed/divorcedM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02ab03bLooking for work
Work statusE02aa02afOut of workforce, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Work statusE02ae04Tenure (vs flex contracts), also classified as above ↑