Findings on happiness in Inoguchi & Fujii (2013): study ZZ Asia 2003

Publication
Author(s)Inoguchi, T.; Fujii, S.
TitleThe Quality of Life in Asia. A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia
SourceSpringer, 2013, Dordrecht, Netherlands
URLhttps://books.google.nl/books?hl=nl&lr=&id=Hy69XDD2zooC&oi=fnd&pg=PR5&dq=inoguchi+%2B+The+Quality+of+Life+in+Asia&ots=rtiFUZCZPJ&sig=gD8EwuaC44rBzLvEB0TnThKoJOk#v=onepage&q=inoguchi%20%2B%20The%20Quality%20of%20Life%20in%20Asia&f=false
DOIdoi:10.1007/978-90-481-9072-0
Investigation
PublicWorking aged (20-59), 29 Asian nations, 2003-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameAsia Barometer 2003-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingN
Respondents N =47229
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, would you say you are happy these days? 5 very happy 4 quite happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication27-30, 100
Remarks55,1% more happy than unhappy (Pencentage Difference Index PDI) This question was not asked in the China 2004 survey. In the 2003 and 2004 questionnaires 'quite happy' was replaced bij 'pretty happy'.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.736.41
Standard deviation0.931.77

Scores in12345
%1.88.125.045.119.9

Full textSelfreport on single question: How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days? 4 often 3 sometimes 2 rarely 1 never - don't know
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's labelenjoyment
Page in publication100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.10
Standard deviation0.72


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Regional differences in AsiaN05abCurrent geographical conditions in nation
Regional differences in AsiaN13ab02Geographic location, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsN12ac02Satisfaction with democracy
Satisfaction with life domainsE01ad03Satisfaction with education, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsF02ag02Satisfaction with family, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life , also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsH14af04Satisfaction with health, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsH22ae02Satisfaction with housing, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsI01af05aSatisfaction with income, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsL17ac04Satisfaction with local social contacts, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsN05ac02Satisfaction with natural environment, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsL17ac04aSatisfaction with neigbours, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsR10af04Satisfaction with spiritual life, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsN04ad07Satisfaction with welfare provision for the elderly in nation, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life domainsW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole, also classified as above ↑