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Shu & Zhu (2009): study CN 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Shu, X.; Zhu, Y.
Title:
The Quality of Life iin China.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 191 - 225

Investigation

Public:
20-69 aged, general public, China, 2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  pretty happy
3  neither happy, not unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
-   Don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
1+2: 30%, 3: 27%, 4+5: 43%
Page in publication:
208
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
4  often
3  sometimes
2  rarely
1  never
-  don't know
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Enjoyment
Remarks:
1+2: 26%, 3+4: 74%
Page in publication:
208
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
4  a great deal
3  some
2  very little
1  none
-  don't know
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Accomplishment
Remarks:
1+2: 38%, 3+4: 62%
Page in publication:
208
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation: 0 = no positive rating on any of the 3 questions, 3 positive ratings on all of the three
Classification:
M-ACO---mq-v-4-a
Author's label:
No. of positive experiences
Page in publication:
209
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 13%,   2: 20%,   3: 26%,   4: 41%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.95
SD:
1.06
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation not reported: 0  to 6
Classification:
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
7-point summary index
Page in publication:
209

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age cohort Current age (in years) Educational attainment Level of school-education Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Household income Household income Unemployed Current employment status Urban resident Rural vs urban dwelling Personal life sphere Health + education + job Interpersonal life sphere Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with intimacy
Material life sphere Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with standard of living
Nonmaterial life sphere Leisure + spiritual life Public life sphere Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Current satisfaction with nation
Being healthy Domain-specific value-preferences Having a comfortable home Domain-specific value-preferences Having enough to eat Domain-specific value-preferences Having acces to good medical care if required Domain-specific value-preferences Raising children Domain-specific value-preferences Household related lifestyles: household size Number of persons in household Home ownership House owned or rented Having meals at home Where one eats Acces to resources: utility Specific possessions Access to resources: modern telecommuncation Specific possessions
Internet, social media
Time on internet
Usages of internet for ..
Time spend on internet
Religiosity Current religious beliefs Participation in local/national elections Voting Trusting others Trust in fellow-man in nation
Trusting
Trust in people
Self-rated standard of living: high Standard of living in the nation Global connection International life style Nationalism Current identification with nation Identify oneself as Asian Attitudes to one's own ethnic status Explained variance Socio-demographic + life appraisals + life style + values