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Yao et al. (2009): study TW 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Yao, G.; Cheng, C.P.; Cheng, Y.P.
Title:
The Quality of Life in Taiwan.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 377 - 404

Investigation

Public:
20-69, aged, general public, Taiwan, 2006
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1016
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  pretty happy
3  neither happy, not unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
-   Don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Balanced = (4+5)-(1+2) = +42
Page in publication:
388
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 7%,   3: 41%,   4: 34%,   5: 17%   (total 101%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.44 4.20
SD:
0.92 1.86
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
4  often
3  sometimes
2  rarely
1  never
-  don't know
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
life enjoyment
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +24
Page in publication:
389
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 4%,   2: 34%,   3: 49%,   4: 13%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.29
SD:
0.74
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
4  a great deal
3  some
2  very little
1  none
-  don't know
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Achievement
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +8
Page in publication:
390
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 39%,   3: 49%,   4: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.48
SD:
0.70
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation not reported: 0  to 6
Classification:
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
composite index
Remarks:
Positive % with a scale score of 1 - 6: 79
Negative % with a scale score of 0:    21
Balanced = Positive - Negative =     +58
Page in publication:
391
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 21%,   2: 20%,   3: 22%,   4: 20%,   5: 11%,   6: 5%,   7: 1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.99 3.32
SD:
1.51 2.52

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Correlations between QOL variables O-HL by M-FH Correlations between QOL variables O-HL by C-W
C-W by M-FH
Correlations between QOL variables O-HL by M-ACO
M-ACO by M-FH
C-W by M-ACO
Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marriage Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Income Household income