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Studies

Ozawa & Hofstetter (2004a): study JP 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Ozawa, T.; Hofstetter, P.
Title:
Use of Longitudinal Panel Data to Estimate the Effects of Adopting New Activities to Household Consumption Patterns and Happiness.
Source:
Proceedings, International Workshop on Driving Forces of and Barriers to Sustainable Consumption, University of Leeds, March 2004, UK, 88 - 97

Investigation

Public:
Women, aged 24-38, followed 2 years, Japan, 1997-1999
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1537
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
not reported, assumed.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"........satisfaction with life........" (full question not reported)
1  dissatisfied
2  rather dissatisfied
3  neither dissatisfied nor satisfied
4  rather satisfied
5  satisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-g
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

.. Lead text not reported..
5  very happy
4  rather happy
3  average
2 rather unhappy
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-?-sq-v-5-e

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Adopting cloth dryer Kinds of consumption
Change in consumption
Adopting personal computer Kinds of consumption
Change in consumption
Adopting mobile phone Kinds of consumption
Change in consumption