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Studies

Wu et al. (2007): study TW 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Wu, C.H.; Lee, K.L; Yao, G.
Title:
Examining the Hierarchical Factor Structure of the SF-36 Taiwan Version by Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis.
Source:
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 2007, Vol. 13, 889 - 900

Investigation

Public:
12+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2001
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 19777
Non Response:
6,2%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
SF-36 Taiwan MH5
Remarks:
Average of split-half subsamples, for exploratory factor analisys ((EFA) and conformatory factor analysis (CFA)

Skewness -.70, Kurtosis -.25
Page in publication:
892,3
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.62
SD:
1.21