Findings on happiness in Yao et al. (2009): study TW 2006

Publication
Author(s)Yao, G.; Cheng, C.P.; Cheng, Y.P.
TitleThe Quality of Life in Taiwan.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 377 - 404
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9353-1
Investigation
Public20-69, aged, general public, Taiwan, 2006
Collect period8
Survey nameNot available
 Asia Barometer
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Sampling in 3 stages: 1. district was determined 2. in each district 5 to 15 sampling units 3. in each sampling unit at most 5 interviews per neighborhood
Respondents N =1016
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 pretty happy 3 neither happy, not unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy - Don't know
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication388
RemarksBalanced = (4+5)-(1+2) = +42
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean2.444.20
Standard deviation0.921.86

Scores in12345
%2.07.041.034.017.0

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 labellife enjoyment
Page in publication389
RemarksBalanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +24
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.29
Standard deviation0.74

Scores in1234
%4.034.049.013.0

Full textSelfreport on single question: How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life? 4 a great deal 3 some 2 very little 1 none - don't know
ClassificationC-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's labelAchievement
Page in publication390
RemarksBalanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +8
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.48
Standard deviation0.70

Scores in1234
%7.039.049.05.0

Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: A All things considered, would you say you are happy these days? 5 very happy 4 pretty happy 3 neither happy, not unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy B How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days? 4 often 3 sometimes 2 rarely 1 never C How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want ou of life? 4 a great deal 3 some 2 very little 1 none Computation not reported: 0 to 6
ClassificationM-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's labelcomposite index
Page in publication391
RemarksPositive % with a scale score of 1 - 6: 79 Negative % with a scale score of 0: 21 Balanced = Positive - Negative = +58
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean1.993.32
Standard deviation1.512.52

Scores in0123456
%21.020.022.020.011.05.01.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Correlations between QOL variablesH07aa04cO-HL by M-FH
Correlations between QOL variablesH07ac04cC-W by M-FH
Correlations between QOL variablesH07aa03dO-HL by C-W, also classified as above ↑
Correlations between QOL variablesH07ac04dC-W by M-ACO
Correlations between QOL variablesH07ad04dM-ACO by M-FH, also classified as above ↑
Correlations between QOL variablesH07aa04eO-HL by M-ACO, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01ab03Household income
MarriageM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)