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Studies

Guo & Shu (2009): study CN 2006 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Guo, D.; Shu, M.
Title:
The Perception of Well-Being and Social Harmony in China.
Source:
Inoguchi, T.; Ed.: "Human Beliefs and Values in East and Southeast Asia in Transition", Akashi Shoten, 2009, Japan, 35 - 54

Investigation

Public:
20-69 aged general public, China, 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  pretty happy
3  neither happy, not unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
-   Don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Subjective happiness
Remarks:
reversed by the WDH team (in the questionnaire, 1= very happy and 5 = very unhappy)
Page in publication:
41-42
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.7%,   2: 4.7%,   3: 35.7%,   4: 39%,   5: 18.9%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.69 6.39
SD:
0.89 1.75

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Household income Household income Occupation Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Self employed
Marital status Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Region Region in China English proficiency Number of languages spoken
Current modernity