Subject code: I06aa01

Study | Sakawa et al. (2015): study JP Kinki 2006 |

Title | Activity, Time, and Subjective Happiness: An Analysis Based on an Hourly Web Survey. |

Source | The Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, Discussion Paper, 2015, No. 926, 1- 38 |

URL | http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2564415 |

Public | Students, Osaka, Japan, followed 14 months, 2006-2008 |

Sample | Non-probability sample (unspecified) |

Non-Response | 13% |

Respondents N = | 70 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Hour of the day |

Page in Source | 11,24-27,29 |

Our classification | Moment of the interview, code I06aa01 |

Operationalization | Every hour of the day (from 1:00 to 24:00) respondents were asked how happy they felt right now, . |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

A-ARE-m-sqr-n-11-b | OLRC=+/- | Average happiness falls during the night, reaching lowest value at 7:00 pm. It then rises up to 10:00 pm. After staying at a constant level until 16:00, it goes up until 23:00. |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

A-ARE-m-sqr-n-11-b | selfreport on repeated question How happy do you feel now? 10 very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 very unhappy |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

OLRC | ORDERED LOGIT REGRESSION COEFFICIENT Statistic: Ordered logit regression coefficient Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: ordered responses Theoretical range: unlimited OLRC > 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a higher probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a lower probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC< 0 A one unit increase in the independent variable corresponds to a lower probability of responding in the highest category of the dependent variable and to a higher probability of responding in the lowest category of the dependent variable. OLRC = 0 No relationship between the independent and dependent variable.. Remarks: The interpretation for the intermediate categories of the dependent variable are ambiguous. It is advised to use marginal effects. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl