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Studies

Tiefenbach & Kohlbacher (2011): study JP 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Tiefenbach, T.; Kohlbacher, F.
Title:
Happiness from the Viewpoint of Economics.
Source:
Deutsches Institut für Japanstudien, 2011, Tokyo, Japan

Investigation

Public:
15 -79 aged, Japan, 2011
Survey name:
JP-LifeStylePref2011
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3578
Non Response:
28,4%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionaire is explained in person to the respondents in their homes. They are left a few days to complete the survey, before the questionaires are finally collected from them again.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

How happy are you currently?
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

Labeling  of scale ends not reported
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 0.8%,   3: 1.7%,   4: 5.2%,   5: 5.5%,   6: 20.7%,   7: 12%,   8: 19.9%,   9: 19.6%,   10: 7.2%,   11: 6.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.46 6.46
SD:
2.02 2.02

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Income and assets Current income level (unspecified) Homeowner Ownership of current dwelling Age Current age (in years) Job Current occupation
Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Tenure (vs flex contracts)
Involved in schooling or not