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Liao et al. (2005): study TW 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, Taiwan, 2000
Survey name:
TW-SocTrend 2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1222
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: 6.1%,   2: 20.3%,   3: 51.7%,   4: 21.4%   (total 99.5%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.89 6.29
SD:
0.81 2.69
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: 1216
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 26.5%,   2: 52%,   3: 21.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.95 6.20
SD:
0.69 2.33
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: 1210
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 17.9%,   3: 66.2%,   4: 12.6%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.88
SD:
0.65