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Inoguchi & Fujii (2013): study ZZ Asia 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Inoguchi, T.; Fujii, S.
Title:
The Quality of Life in Asia. A Comparison of Quality of Life in Asia
Source:
Springer, 2013, Dordrecht, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Working aged (20-59), 29 Asian nations, 2003-2008
Survey name:
Asia Barometer 2003-2008
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 47229
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  quite happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-mb
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
55,1% more happy than unhappy (Pencentage Difference Index PDI)

This question was not asked in the China 2004 survey.
In the 2003 and 2004 questionnaires 'quite happy' was replaced bij 'pretty happy'.
Page in publication:
27-30, 100
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 8.1%,   3: 25%,   4: 45.1%,   5: 19.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.73 6.41
SD:
0.93 1.77
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:
enjoyment
Page in publication:
100
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.10
SD:
0.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Regional differences in Asia Geographic location
Current geographical conditions in nation
Satisfaction with life domains Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with standard of living
Satisfaction with income
Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with spiritual life
Satisfaction with neigbours
Satisfaction with natural environment
Satisfaction with welfare provision for the elderly in nation
Satisfaction with democracy in nation