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Wong et al. (2006): study HK 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Wong, C.K.; Mok, B.H.; Wong, K.Y.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being, Societal Conditions and Social Policy. The Case Study of a Rich Chinese Society.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol 78, 408 - 428

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, Hong Kong, 2003
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 0
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:(A+B+C+D)/4
Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Remarks:
Full distribution of responses to all SLWS items provided by the author
Mean expressed on range 1 to 5
Average response on all four items:1: strongly disagree 2,8%; 2: disagree  28,4%, 3: half half 29,0%; 4: agree 337%, 5: strongly agree 2,3%
Page in publication:
II
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.72