Findings on happiness in Wong et al. (2006): study HK 2003

Publication
Author(s)Wong, C.K.; Mok, B.H.; Wong, K.Y.
TitleSubjective Well-Being, Societal Conditions and Social Policy. The Case Study of a Rich Chinese Society.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol 78, 408 - 428
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-005-1604-9
Investigation
PublicAdults, age range not reported, general public, Hong Kong, 2003
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =0
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksFull distribution of responses to all SLWS items provided by the author Mean expressed on range 1 to 5 Average response on all four items:1: strongly disagree 2,8%; 2: disagree 28,4%, 3: half half 29,0%; 4: agree 337%, 5: strongly agree 2,3%
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
Page in publicationII
RemarksFull distribution of responses to all SLWS items provided by the author Mean expressed on range 1 to 5 Average response on all four items:1: strongly disagree 2,8%; 2: disagree 28,4%, 3: half half 29,0%; 4: agree 337%, 5: strongly agree 2,3%
DKNA %3.9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 4 - 20On range 0 - 10
Mean2.72
Standard deviation