Findings on happiness in Wu & Yao (2007): study TW 2002

Publication
Author(s)Wu, C.H.; Yao, G.
TitleExamining the Relationship between Global and Domain Measures of Quality of Life by Three Factor Structure Models.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol.. 84, 189 - 202
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9082-2
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, Taiwan, 200?
 Students at National Taiwan university
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Not reported, probably students taking a course
Respondents N =304
Non Response0%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on four questions: Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. A In most ways my life is close to ideal B The conditions of my life are excellent C I am satisfied with my life D So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life Answers rated: 5 strongly agree 4 slightly agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 2 slightly disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) (In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's labelSWLS Item 1-4
Page in publication195
RemarksAverage computed by WDH team from means of separate items reported in table 1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 4 - 20On range 0 - 10
Mean4.29
Standard deviation1.40


Full textSelfreport on single question: 'I am satisfied with my life' 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree not disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale (5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical)
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelSLLS item 3
Page in publication195
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.08
Standard deviation1.41


Full textSelfreport on single question: So far, I have achieved most important things I want in my life 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationC-RG-h-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 4
Page in publication195
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.46
Standard deviation1.41


Full textSelfreport on single question: In most ways my life is close to ideal 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 1
Page in publication195
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.51
Standard deviation1.48


Full textSelfreport on single question: The conditions of my life are excellent 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale; 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationO-SLC-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 2
Page in publication195
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.11
Standard deviation1.40