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Liao et al. (2005): study HK 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Liao, P.S.; Fu, Y.C.; Yi, C.C.
Title:
Perceived Quality of Life in Taiwan and Hong Kong: An Intra Culture Comparison.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 43 - 67

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 2000
Survey name:
HK-HongKongSocTrend2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1044
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days - would you say you are..?
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.6%,   2: 17.1%,   3: 66.8%,   4: 8.9%   (total 97.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.82 6.07
SD:
0.65 2.17
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, would you say you have a happy life these days?
1  not happy
2  pretty happy
3  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-ah
Remarks:
Valid responses: 1017
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 22.3%,   2: 68.5%,   3: 9.1%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.87 6.04
SD:
0.54 1.94
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

…satisfaction with personal life (full item not reported)
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLP-?-sq-v-4-c
Remarks:
Valid responses: 1032
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.7%,   2: 23.3%,   3: 63.7%,   4: 8.4%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.76
SD:
0.67