Findings on happiness in Inoguchi & Fujii (2009a): study JP 2006

Publication
Author(s)Inoguchi, T.; Fujii, S.
TitleThe Quality of Life in Japan.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 227 - 262
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9351-3
Investigation
Public20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2006
Survey nameNot available
  Asia Barometer
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Sampling in 4 stages: 1. all municipalities in Japan classified into 10 regions; in each region 4 blocks corresponding to population sizes 2. within each block 100 primary sampling units were randomly chosen 3. within each psu 50 households systematically chosen from database 4. quota age group and gender was set in proportionate to the population
Respondents N =1003
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 publication247
DKNA %0.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.696.37
Standard deviation0.821.57

Scores in12345
%0.94.834.644.315.4

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 publication247
DKNA %0.4
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.98
Standard deviation0.66

Scores in1234
%1.219.259.519.6

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 labelAccomplishment
Page in publication247
DKNA %1.9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.70
Standard deviation0.64

Scores in1234
%3.229.359.36.3

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 labelOverall life quality
Page in publication246
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean3.275.45
Standard deviation1.412.34

Scores in0123456
%2.710.914.423.329.815.63.4

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Correlation between enjoyment and achievementH07ac04cC-W by M-FH
correlation between happiness and achievementH07aa03dO-HL by C-W
correlation between happiness and enjoymentH07aa04cO-HL by M-FH