- 18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 1967
- N = 3966
- Non Response:
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's label
- Emotional illness
- Our Classification
- 11 item index. Typical items are :
- Your hands sweat so that you feel
damp and clammy.
- You have nightmares.
- You lose your appetite.
For each item, the respondent was asked
if he experienced the symptom
many times/sometimes/hardly ever/never.
Many times or sometimes (score 1 ,hardly ever or never : score 0) were
considered as an indicator of emotional
strain (item analysis, fact validity of
the answer categories).Those with four
or more of these strains were labelled
emotionally ill ; those with three or
less are considered to be healthy.
Score range : 0 - 11.
Observed Relation with Happiness
There is a stronger connection between illness and unhappiness when there is lower social