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Shin & Rutkowski (2003): study KR 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Shin, D.C.; Rutkowski, C.P.
Title:
Subjective Quality of Korean Life in 1981 and 2001.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 62/63, 509 - 534

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Korea,(South), 1981
Survey name:
Social Development S
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1215
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
[  10  ]  best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]
[    0  ]  worst possible life
                          
                                                                                
Preceded by 1)  open questions about what the respondent imagines as the best possible life and the worst possible life. 2) ratings on the ladder of one's life five years ago and  where on the ladder one expects to stand five years from now.

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (original)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a
Page in publication:
tble 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.3%,   2: 4.3%,   3: 9.1%,   4: 15%,   5: 20.8%,   6: 27.9%,   7: 11.9%,   8: 5.6%,   9: 2.1%,   10: 0.7%,   11: 0.2%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.26 4.26
SD:
1.74 1.74
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much are you enjoying life these days?
4  very much
3  somewhat
2  not very much
1  not at all
-  don't know
Classification:
M-PL-c-sq-v-4-b
Remarks:
Additional informtion provided by first author
Page in publication:
table 5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.1%,   2: 42.6%,   3: 47.5%,   4: 2.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.46
SD:
0.67
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

For the past five years, how much have you accomplished of what you planned in your life......?
4  all of it
3  most of it
2  not much of it
1  none of it
Classification:
C-RG-ly-sq-v-4-a
Remarks:
Additional informtion provided by first author
Page in publication:
table 5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 16.4%,   2: 51.7%,   3: 28.7%,   4: 2.9%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.18
SD:
0.73
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past five years, how happy have you been?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not much happy
1  not at all happy
-  don't know
Classification:
O-HL-ly-sq-v-4-a
Remarks:
Additional informtion provided by first author
Page in publication:
table 5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 8.7%,   2: 44.6%,   3: 43.9%,   4: 2.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.41 4.85
SD:
0.69 1.91
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Tell me how much you are satisfied or dissatisfied with your life as a whole
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied

Last item in a series of questions about satisfaction with various domains in life
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-a
Remarks:
Additional informtion provided by first author
Page in publication:
table 5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.3%,   2: 6%,   3: 12.1%,   4: 34.6%,   5: 23.1%,   6: 16.3%,   7: 6.2%   (total 102.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.36 5.61
SD:
1.41 2.36