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Inoguchi & Fujii (2009): study JP 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Inoguchi, T.; Fujii, S.
Title:
Country Profile of Japan: Citizens' Perception of Quality of Life, Social Capital, and Governance
Source:
Inoguchi, T.; Ed.: "Human Beliefs and Values in East and Southeast Asia in Transition", Akashi Shoten, 2009, Japan, 129 - 151

Investigation

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, Japan, 2009
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 1003
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
4  often
3  sometimes
2  rarely
1  never
-  don't know
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Global Assessment of Life Quality
Page in publication:
134
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 19.2%,   3: 59.5%,   4: 19.6%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.98
SD:
0.66
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:
Global Assessment of Life Quality
Page in publication:
134
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 4.8%,   3: 34.6%,   4: 44.3%,   5: 15.4%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.68 6.37
SD:
0.82 1.57
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
4  a great deal
3  some
2  very little
1  none
-  don't know
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Global Assessment of Life Quality
Page in publication:
134
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 29.3%,   3: 59.3%,   4: 6.3%   (total 98.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.70
SD:
0.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Household income Household income Community size Community size