Findings on happiness in Abbott et al. (2016): study CN 2012

Author(s)Abbott, P.; Lin, K; Wallace, C.
TitleThe Quality of Society and Life Satisfaction in China.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2016, Vol. 127, 653 - 670
DOIdoi:10.1007/sl 1205-015-0989-3
Public18-75 aged, general public, China, 2012-13
Collect periodNovember
Last assesment2013
Last collect periodMarch
Survey nameWorld Values Survey 6
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =2300
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole these days? 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication661
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Civil society confidenceT04ab01Trust in institutions
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Freedom of choice and control over lifeF05abCurrent freedom
Government institutions confidenceT04ab01Trust in institutions
Incomes scaleI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Lived poverty scaleI01ac02Subjective poverty
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Media confidenceT04ab01aTrust in mass media
Most people can be trustedN11ab28aTrust in fellow-man
Part of local communityL17ac01Attitude to community
Part of the chinese natinonN01adCurrent identification with one's country
Save moneyP12ab05Savings
State of subjective healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Trust people you know personallyI07af04Trust in intimates
Trust people you know personallyT04ab02Trust in people, also classified as above ↑
Trust your neighbourhoodL17ac02Trust in local society
Trust your neighbourhoodT04ab02Trust in people, also classified as above ↑
Trust: your familiyT04ab02Trust in people
Trust: your familiyF03ac04Trust in relatives, also classified as above ↑
Would people take advantage or try to be fair?T04ab02Trust in people