Findings on happiness in Sing (2009a): study HK 2006

Publication
Author(s)Sing, M.
TitleThe Quallity of Life in Hong Kong.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 295 - 335
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-008-9349-x
Investigation
Public20-69 aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2006
Collect period7-8
Survey nameAsiaBarometer 2006
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =1000
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 publication318
Remarks51% quite and very happy
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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 publication318
Remarks65% often and sometimes
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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 publication318
Remarks56% some and great deal (4+3)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

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 publication318
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean2.013.35
Standard deviation1.532.55

Scores in0123456
%20.021.024.019.010.05.02.0

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age groupA04abCurrent age (in years)
Educational attainmentE01ab02Level of school-education
Household annual incomeI01ab03Household income
Male sexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
ReligionR10ad01Church-member or not