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Sakawa et al. (2015): study JP Kinki 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Sakawa, H.; Ohtake, F.; Tsutsui, Y.
Title:
Activity, Time, and Subjective Happiness: An Analysis Based on an Hourly Web Survey.
Source:
The Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, Discussion Paper, 2015, No. 926, 1- 38

Investigation

Public:
Students, Osaka, Japan, followed 14 months, 2006-2008
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 70
Non Response:
13%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Respondents were asked to fill out a daily survey and and an hourly survey: - Daily survey: During a month respondents were asked to report every day their happiness and evaluation of personal and macro news (how good or bad they are) Arriving on that day. - Hourly survey: Respondents were asked to choose one day every month on which to report their happiness and what they were doing just before reporting, once during every hour that day.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
selfreport on repeated question

How happy do you feel now?
10  very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very unhappy
Classification:
A-ARE-m-sqr-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
8536 answers for the hourly survey.
Page in publication:
6,8
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:
5.95

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Month of the year Month of the year Hour of the day Moment of the interview