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Timmermans (1997): study KR 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Timmermans, D.
Title:
Correlates of Happiness in 42 Nations: Analysis of the World Values Study 1990 - 1991
Source:
No report available. Findings directly entered in the World Database of Happiness. Based on analysis of World Values Survey 2.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, South Korea, 1990
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1251
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.3%,   2: 16.4%,   3: 65.3%,   4: 9.9%   (total 94.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.86 6.20
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4.5%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 4.8%,   4: 5.2%,   5: 11%,   6: 10.1%,   7: 15.2%,   8: 23.2%,   9: 11.7%,   10: 9.8%   (total 98.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.69 6.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Membership of volun-tary organizations Membership of voluntary organizations Perceived fate control Inner locus of control Pride in work Pride in work Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Church-member or not Church-member or not Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with family-life Current marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Number of children Number of children Political concern Political concern Male sex Sex (male vs female) Current age Current age (in years) Household income Household income Current socio- economic status Current socio-economic status