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Studies

Wu (2008): study TW 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Wu, C.H.
Title:
Examining the Appropriateness of Importance Weighting on Satisfaction Score from Range-of-Affect Hypothesis: Hierarchical Linear Modeling for Within-Subject Data.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 86, 101 - 111

Investigation

Public
Secondary school pupils, Taiwan, 2005
Sample
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents
N = 4502
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

I would describe my satisfaction with my overall life as..
1  dissatisfied
2  
3  
4
5
6 satisfied

Item in Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale' adjusted version
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-6-a
Author's label:
BMSLSS, overall item
Remarks:
77,4 % satisfied with with overall life. Cutpoint not reported
Page in publication:
61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding family structure Number of parents (broken home) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Level of study (upper vs lower) Level of school-education Migrant status Ever moved or not Book allowance Socio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young)
'Objective' socio-economic status