Findings on happiness in Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 1981

Publication
Author(s)Shin, D.C.; Rutkowski, C.P.
TitleSubjective Quality of Korean Life in 1981 and 2001.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 62/63, 509 - 534
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1022674007378
Investigation
Public20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1981
Collect period7
Survey nameSocial Development S
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingU
Respondents N =1215
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? [ 10 ] best possible life [ 9 ] [ 8 ] [ 7 ] [ 6 ] [ 5 ] [ 4 ] [ 3 ] [ 2 ] [ 1 ] [ 0 ] worst possible life Preceded by 1) open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now. Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
ClassificationC-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Page in publicationtble 1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean4.264.26
Standard deviation1.741.74

Scores in012345678910
%2.34.39.115.020.827.911.95.62.10.70.2

Full textSelfreport on single question: How much are you enjoying life these days? 4 very much 3 somewhat 2 not very much 1 not at all - don't know
ClassificationM-PL-c-sq-v-4-b
Page in publicationtable 5
RemarksAdditional informtion provided by first author
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.46
Standard deviation0.67

Scores in1234
%7.142.647.52.8

Full textSelfreport on single question: For the past five years, how much have you accomplished of what you planned in your life......? 4 all of it 3 most of it 2 not much of it 1 none of it
ClassificationC-RG-ly-sq-v-4-a
Page in publicationtable 5
RemarksAdditional informtion provided by first author
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.18
Standard deviation0.73

Scores in1234
%16.451.728.72.9

Full textSelfreport on single question: During the past five years, how happy have you been? 4 very happy 3 fairly happy 2 not much happy 1 not at all happy - don't know
ClassificationO-HL-ly-sq-v-4-a
Page in publicationtable 5
RemarksAdditional informtion provided by first author
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.414.85
Standard deviation0.691.91

Scores in1234
%8.744.643.92.8

Full textSelfreport on single question: Tell me how much you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your life as a whole 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 very satisfied Last item in a series of questions about satisfaction with various domains in life
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-7-a
Page in publicationtable 5
RemarksAdditional informtion provided by first author
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.365.61
Standard deviation1.412.36

Scores in1234567
%4.36.012.134.623.116.36.2