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Correlational findings

Study Inoguchi & Fujii (2013): study ZZ Asia 2006

Public:
Working aged (20-59), 15 Asian nations, 2006-2008
Survey name:
Asia Barometer 2006-2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 18106
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with life domains
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on single question:
"Please tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with the following aspects of your life -
a: housing
b: standard of living
c: household income
d;
e:
f;
g:



5 very satisfied
4 somewhat satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.13 p < .05 Satisfaction with housing
- all            OPRC = +.13
- marrieds only  OPRC = +.12
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.21 p < .01 Satisfaction with standard of living
- all            OPRC = +.21
- marrieds only  OPRC = +.18
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.14 p < .01 Satisfaction with household income
- all            OPRC = +.14
- marrieds only  OPRC = +.15
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b OPRC = +.12 p < .05

OPRCs controlled for:
- INDIVIDUAL characteristics
  - satisfaction with life domains:
    - in material sphere
      - standard of living
      - household income
      - health
      - education
      - job
    - in post material sphere
      - friendships
      - marriage
      - neighbors
      - family life
      - leisure
    - in public sphere
       - public safety
       - condition of environment
       - social welfare system
       - democratic system
    - life style characteristics
      - public water supply
      - electricity
      - piped gas
      - religion
      - living internationally
      - English ability
      - homeownership
      - number of family members
      - relative standard of living
      - no right to vote
    - Demographic characteristics
      - gender
      - marital status
      - age
      - income
      - education
- NATIONAL characteristics
  - GDP per capita
  - unemployment rate
  - literacy rate
  - political right (Freedom House)