Findings on happiness in ~Gallup & Kettering (1976d): study ZZ East Asia 1976 /2

Author(s)~Gallup & Kettering,
TitleHuman Needs and Satisfactions: A Global Survey. Table Books: Far East: Vol.1 & Vol. 2.
SourceCharles F. Kettering Foundation and Gallup International Research Institutes, 1976, USA
Public15+ aged, general public, Far East countries, 1976
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 The participating survey organizations first drew a sample of the sampling points included in their national master samples. Five to ten interviews were then allocated to each of the selected sampling points. In those few countries where in-place national samples were unavailable, the research organization concerned was asked to draw a national sample using established sampling procedures and the best available census data.
Respondents N =872
Non Responsen.a.
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "To indicate how you feel about your life at this time, would you use this card? Suppose the top of the mountain represents the best life you can imagine, and the bottom step of the mountain represents the worst possible life you can imagine. On which step of the mountain would you say you personally feel you stand at this time? - assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse you feel about it. Just point to the step that comes closest to how you feel" 10 best possible life 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life (Mountain scale not reproduced here)
Author's labelStriving scale posiiton today
Page in publicationnn
DKNA %1.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.232.23

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Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....? 3 very happy 2 fairly happy 1 not too happy
Author's labelPersonal Happiness
Page in publicationnn
DKNA %2.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.631.57

Scores in123

Full textSelfreport on single question: "Now taking everything about your life into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life today?" 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction levels Personal Live Overal
Page in publicationnn
DKNA %1.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.282.28

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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Age at end of formal educationE01ab02Level of school-education
Economic classS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Household IncomeI01ab02Household income
OccupationS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
OccupationO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
OccupationE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
RegionN09ab01Happiness in region
ReligionR01acCurrent religious denomination
SexG01aaSexe (male vs female)
Social ClassS09abCurrent socio-economic status