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Studies

Chang & Nayga Jr. (2010): study TW 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Chang, H.H.; Nayga Jr., R.M.
Title:
Childhood Obesity and Unhappiness: the Influence of Soft Drinks and Fast Food Consumption.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol. 11, 261 - 275

Investigation

Public:
Under 12 aged, children, Taiwan, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2366
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews with the mothers

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Rating by mother in response to single question:

How often does your child feel unhappy, sad or depressed?
1  often
2  selden
3  never
Classification:
A-AOL-g-rdf-v-3-b
Remarks:
Due to the low percentage of responses in the "often" category, arthors combined the first two categories into a single category to represent unhappiness.
1: unhappy
0: happy
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.19
SD:
0.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Fast food What one eats Soft drink What one eats Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Health condition Hospitalization
In hospital
Heart disease
Dentist Visits to doctor Family income Household income Long care Household members Household regional location Region in Taiwan Urbanization Rural dwelling (vs urban)