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Tsai (2016): study TW 2005 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Tsai, M.C.
Title:
"Happiness and Sociability in a Nonrecursive Model: The US and Taiwan Compared."
Source:
Personanl communication January 2016

Investigation

Public:
19+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2005
Survey name:
TW-ocial Change Survey 2005, 2010
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2146
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfr report on single question:

In general, how satisfied  are you satisfied with the quality of your life?
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  fairly unsatisfied
1  very unsatisfied
Classification:
O-QLS-g-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 5.1%,   2: 14.1%,   3: 62.5%,   4: 18.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.94 6.32
SD:
0.72 2.00
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
5  pretty satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  pretty dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-n
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.1%,   2: 13.8%,   3: 4.9%,   4: 62.2%,   5: 16%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.74 5.91
SD:
0.99 1.24
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
4  pretty satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  pretty dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-o
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
2005 survey
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 22%,   3: 66.2%,   4: 8.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.80 5.70
SD:
0.63 1.41
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally, do you feel happy in your daily life?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-4-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.05%,   2: 9.69%,   3: 66.64%,   4: 21.62%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.08 7.17
SD:
0.62 1.75
Full text:
Selfreport  on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say things are recently?
5  pretty happy
4  fairly happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1  pretty unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-l
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.95%,   2: 4.59%,   3: 4.06%,   4: 30.77%,   5: 11.19%   (total 51.56%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.90 6.08
SD:
0.90 1.05