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Lee et al. (1982): study KR 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Lee, H.; Kim, K.D.; Shin, D.C.
Title:
Perceptions of Quality of Life in an Industrializing Country: The Case of the Republic of Korea.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1982, Vol. 10, 297 - 317

Investigation

Public:
Parents with unmarried children at home, South Korea, 1980
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

" ......happy ..... " (full text not reported)
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Skewness: 0.125      Kurtosis: -0.477
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 30%,   2: 59%,   3: 11%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.81
SD:
0.61
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
  
"......how often enjoy life......."
(Full lead question not reported)
1  rarely
2  now and then
3  fairly often
4  all the time
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Life enjoyment
Remarks:
Skewness: 0.43, Kurtosis: -.84
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 31%,   2: 36%,   3: 22%,   4: 11%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.14 3.80
SD:
0.98
Full text:
Self rating on single question:

"All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you overall with your life as a whole these days?"

Rated on ladder scale
[ 10 ]  completely satisfied
[      ]
[      ]
[      ]
[      ]
[      ]
[      ]
[      ]  
[      ]
[      ]
[  0  ]  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 2%,   3: 10%,   4: 11%,   5: 7%,   6: 45%,   7: 5%,   8: 5%,   9: 2%,   10: 1%,   11: 6%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.53 4.53
SD:
2.30 2.30
Full text:
Selfreport in 2 questions:

A. "How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?"
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2  
1
0   not at all satisfied

B. "Where would you place your life as a whole?"
Rated on a thermometer scale.
100  perfect, as good as you can imagine it being
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0     terrible, as bad as you can imagine it being

Summation: factor loading
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-*-11-b
Author's label:
Hedonic Goodness (index of pleasure)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.40 3.90
SD:
2.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness O-HL by M-AO Life enjoyment O-SL by M-AO Male sex Sex (male vs female) Income Household income Work status Current occupation Urban living Community size Employed status Current employment status Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Socio-economic resource level 'Objective' socio-economic status Overall life satisfaction O-HL by O-SL