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Studies

Diener et al. (1995a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Shao, L.; Smith, H.L.; Suh, E.M.
Title:
National Differences in Reported Subjective Well-Being: Why do They Occur?
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 34, 7 - 32

Investigation

Public:
College students, South Korea, Japan, USA, 1991
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 2711
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole right now.....?
7  delightful
6  very satisfying
5  satisfying
4  mixed
3  dissatisfying
2  very dissatisfying
1  terrible
No opinion

Name: Andrews & Withey's  `Delighted-Terrible Scale' ( modified version)
Classification:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa
Remarks:
Japan: M=4.09, South Korea: M=4.23, USA: M=5.28
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as....:?
1  very unhappy
2
|   unhappy
3
4  an even mixture of unhappiness and happiness
5
|  happy
6
7  very happy
no opinion
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Global happiness
Remarks:
Japan: M=4.50, South Korea: M=4.39, USA: M=5.26

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding National differences Current nation of residence