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Studies

Yeh et al. (2015): study TW 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Yeh, H.-J.; Hseih, Y,-S; Tsay, R.,-M
Title:
Self-Evaluation Affects Subjective Well-Being: The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Personality in Taiwan
Source:
Filomena Maggino, Ed.: "Social Indicators Research Series 57, A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life", Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, Swiss, 2015, 109 - 134

Investigation

Public:
Working age public, Taiwan, 2009
Survey name:
TW-Social Change Survey 2009
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1311
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

On the whole, how satisfied are you with the life you lead?
1  unsatisfied
2  slightly unsatisfied
3  slightly satisfied
4  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLL-u-sq-v-4-i
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
the original scale was a six-point scale but was reduced to a four-point scale because some categories had too few observations
Page in publication:
116
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.8%,   2: 15%,   3: 22.2%,   4: 52.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.18
SD:
1.02
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days?
1  unhappy
2  happy
3  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-o
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
116
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 21.89%,   2: 61.4%,   3: 16.7%   (total 99.99%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.95
SD:
0.62

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Absolute personal income Personal income Absolute family income Household income Relative personal income Relative income Relative family income Relative income Objective class position 'Objective' socio-economic status Subjective class position Subjective social rank Personality traits PERSONALITY: CURRENT TRAITS
Agreeable
Conscientious
Extraverted
Open
Stable
Age Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Working status In working-force or not Marital status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Health status Current general health status Residence Current area of residence Religion Religious (vs not)