Findings on happiness in Kye & Park (2014): study KR 2009

Author(s)Kye, S.K.; Park, K.
TitleHealth-related determinants of Happiness in Korean Adults.
SourceInternational Journal of Public Health, 2014, Vol. 59, 731-738
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0588-0
Public30-69 aged, general population, South Korea 2009
Collect period10
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1530
 30-69 aged with no history of cancer
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Ingeneral, how would you describe your happiness? 4 very happy 3 mostly happy 2 a little bit happy 1 not happy at all
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication734
Remarks-Happy (4+3) 59,5%; Unhappy (2+1) 40.5%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current smokingS13ab08Use of tobacco
Education levelE01abCurrent education
ExerciseS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
ExerciseH12abCurrent healthy life-style, also classified as above ↑
Exercise environmentS12ab04Opportunity for sporting
Exercise environmentL12ab04akSports facilities in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Healthy dietH12ab01Healthy eating
Healthy dietN15ab04What one eats, also classified as above ↑
IncomeI01ab03Household income
Marrital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
StressL04ag01Life-stress inventories