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Well-Being Study Unit (2012a): study JP 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Well-Being Study Unit,
Title:
Initial investigation on the data from the Quality of Life Survey FY2011.
Source:
Economic and Social Research Institute Cabinet Office, Government of Japan, 2012, Japan

Investigation

Public:
15-69 aged, general population, Japan, 2012
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 10469
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Online addition to Quality of Life Survey, which involved face-to-face interviews and self completion questionnaires. This online addition asseses well-being indicators not included in the main survey. The publication focusses on differences due to method of assesment. The Main quality of Life Survey is reported in: ~Well-Being Study Unit (2012b)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how happy would you say you are currently?
10  very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-n-11-e
Author's label:
Level of current happiness
Remarks:
only the graphical representation of the distribution was reported
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.10 6.10
Full text:
Selfreport on single question;

Now, let's talk about your life as a whole. All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0   completely dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-bb
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Distribution not reported
Page in publication:
16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.70 5.70
Full text:
Selfreport on 9 questions:

I'd like you to think about YESTERDAY by trying to retrace your actions and locations - that is - what you were doing and where you were - throughout YESTERDAY. A good way to do this is by starting in the morning when you awoke and then moving to the next activity and so on.So please spend 30 seconds or so doing this. Review your morning, then afternoon and then evening.
Now rate  how or how much you have felt..
A  Happy
B  Engaged
C  Satisfied
D  Worthwhile and meaningful
E  Stress
F  Worried
G  Sad
H  Pain
I    Wished you were somewhere else

Rated:
0   not at all
:
:
10 very much

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E)/5 - (F+G+H+I)/4
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Affect balance of Yesterday
Remarks:
only the graphical representation of the distribution was reported
Page in publication:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -10 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survey method Method of interrogation Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years)
Method of interrogation
Desired level of happiness Desired happiness Expected level of happiness In the near future (up to 5 years) Perceived level of other family member's happiness Perceived happiness of others Life satisfaction O-HL by O-SL Factors considered important to determine happiness Perceived sources of one's own happiness Satisfaction with parenting Satisfaction with parenting
Current parental status
Interdependent happiness Perceived interdependence with happiness of others Trust in institutions Trust in institutions in nation Trust in people Trusting
Trust in people
Self-perceived usefulness Self-perceived usefulness NEET-Hikikomori Scale Current life-style pattern (life-style type)
Life-adjustment inventories
Current satisfaction with work
Self-reported health status Feeling healthy
Method of interrogation
Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Suicide rate in prefecture Suicide in region Social support Perceived availability of social support Frequency of social contacts (face to face) Frequency of intimate contacts Frequency of social contacts (by telephone etc) Frequency of intimate contacts Nr of people respondents can count on in trouble Sources of current support Family members' condition Dependent persons in household Residence of parents Living with parents Satisfaction with various aspect of life Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Social trust Current trust Psychological distress (K6) Self ratings of mental health Employment status Current employment status
Current occupation
Public employment (vs private sector)
Involved in schooling or not