Correlational finding on Happiness and Current income level (unspecified)
Subject code: I01ab

StudyTiefenbach & Kohlbacher (2011): study JP 2011
TitleHappiness from the Viewpoint of Economics.
SourceDeutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 2011, Tokyo, Japan
URLhttps://www.dijtokyo.org/publication/happiness-from-the-viewpoint-of-economics-findings-from-recent-survey-data-in-japan/
Public15 -79 aged, Japan, 2011
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response28,4%
Respondents N =3578

Correlate
Author's labelIncome and assets
Page in Source 7
Our classificationCurrent income level (unspecified), code I01ab
Operationalization
1: very low income
2: low income
3: middle income
4: high income
5: very high income
Observed distributionN=3147; 1:0,04; 2: 0,29; 3: 0,3; 4: 0,3; 5: 0,07.
Remarks
N/A = 431

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-fDM=+
1: very low income  M = 5,22
2: low income       M = 5,88
3: middle income    M = 6,51
4: high income      M = 6,93
5: very high income M = 7,45


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-fSelfreport on single question

How happy are you currently?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

Labeling of scale ends not reported


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl