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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:
Self report 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 Sexe: male (vs female) Income and assets Current income level (unspecified) Homeowner Ownership of current dwelling Age Current age (in years) Job Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Current occupation
Involved in schooling or not
Tenure (vs flex contracts)