Correlational findings

Study Well-Being Study Unit (2012a): study JP 2012

15-69 aged, general population, Japan, 2012
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 10469
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Online addition to Quality of Life Survey, which involved face-to-face interviews and self completion questionnaires. This online addition asseses well-being indicators not included in the main survey. The publication focusses on differences due to method of assesment. The Main quality of Life Survey is reported in: ~Well-Being Study Unit (2012b)


Authors's Label
NEET-Hikikomori Scale
Our Classification
Self report on 28 questions:
a: "I think that a person who does not work upon graduating will become lazy"
b: "Upon graduating, I don't think it is necessary to find a job immediately"
c: "Upon graduating, I would like to do work that comes with responsibilities"
d: "Upon graduating, I think that to work is to fulfill one's duty to society"
e: "Upon graduating, I would like to avoid getting a job in a very formal kind of full time position"
f: "I cannot find the meaning in working after graduating"
g: "Upon graduating, I don’t think it is necessary to pour myself into my work to the extent of sacrificing my private life"
h: "Upon graduating, I think it is necessary to have a job in order to sufficiently be able to fulfill one’s talents"
i: "I don’t quite know what I want to do in the future"
j: "Upon graduating, since I want to prioritize my own preferred lifestyle, it would be better to lead a part time freelance lifestyle (than to get a formal full time job)"
k: "Upon graduating, since I can rely on my parents to provide for my basic needs, I want to try to have all kinds of fun"
l: "Upon graduating, obtaining stability and a high earning is not that important to me"
m: "My impression of the work of a regular full-time employee is that it is intense and just seems harsh"
n: "I think that my knowledge and skills are at low levels"
o: "I can do just as much as anybody else and I: think I will be useful to society"
p: "Whether it is someone I don’t like or someone who is difficult to deal with, I make an effort to get along with people"
r: "When I have some trouble to deal with, I have someone I can talk to"
s: "It is necessary to study now for what may come after I get a job"
t: "My social skills are low, and I am not good at relating to others"
u: "I feel that I belong somewhere"
v: "I feel that communicating with others is hopelessly difficult for me"
w: "Mingling with others is exhausting for me"
x: "I don’t have confidence in myself"
y: "I feel like I don’t have a clear future prospect"
z: "I don’t have too many friends who I can go out with or call"
ab: "There are times when I think that I am not needed by society"
ac: "I think that my basic abilities are low"
ad: "My nights and days are reversed cycled; I stay up all night, wake up in the afternoons, and eat irregularly"

Rated as:
1 = completely disagree
2 = disagree
3 = neither disagree nor agree
4 = agree
5 = completely agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-n-11-e DM = - 1-2: M = 7,2
2-3: M = 6,2
3-4: M = 5,1
>4:  M = 3,2