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Studies

Mitchell (1972): study HK 1967

Publication

Author(s):
Mitchell, R.E.
Title:
Levels of Emotional Strain in East Asian Cities.
Source:
Asian Folklore & Social Life Monographs, The Orient Cultural Service, 1972, Taipei, Formosa

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Hong Kong, 1967
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 3966
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Do you feel your life at present is.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  quite unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
range from 0 -3.
Per cent who are quite or very happy : 67%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Physical health Global health rating Hostility Aggressive, angry Educational level Level of school-education Family income Household income Downward mobility Inter-generational mobility Respectable job Attitudes to current job
Current socio-economic status
Perceived relative income Relative income Helpfulness Kind Schooling Attitudes to one's education Emotional illness Current mental complaints Be a good family person Satisfaction with oneself-as-a-person
Relative superiority
Perceived opportunities for contacts
Sociable