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Tsai (2016): study TW 2010

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
19+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2010
Survey name:
TW-Social Change Survey 2005, 2010
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1895
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

On the whole, how satisfied are you with your current life as a whole?
5  very satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  fairly  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fc
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
n = 977 for this question
Page in publication:
5
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 6.24
SD:
0.99 1.90
Full text:
Self report on single question

How happy are you now?
5  very happy
4  somewhat happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  not happy at all
-   DK
-   NA
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-hb
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
n = 978 for this question
Page in publication:
2,5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 8.9%,   3: 7.9%,   4: 59.7%,   5: 21.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.91 6.35
SD:
0.90 1.80
Full text:
Self report on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
n = 918 for this question
Page in publication:
2,5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.1%,   2: 9.4%,   3: 63.3%,   4: 25.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.12 6.83
SD:
0.65 1.80
Full text:
All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole nowadays?
1. Very unsatisfied
2. Fairly unsatisfied
3. Fairly satisfied
4. Very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-r
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
n = 918 for this question
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