Findings on happiness in Tamakoshi et al. (2000): study JP 1989

Author(s)Tamakoshi, A.; Ohno, Y; Yamada, T.
TitleDepressive Mood and Suicide among Middle-Aged Workers: Findings from a Prospective Cohort Study in Nagoya, Japan.
SourceJournal of Epidemiology, 2000, Vol. 10, 173 - 178
Public40-54 aged male workers, Japan, followed 4,5 years 1989-1995
Collect period9
 T1: Sept.1989, T2: March 1995
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =18450
Non Response4,5% non-response at T1
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire at T1, registration of cause of death at T2.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: I am not satisfied with my life 1 all the time 2 most of the time 3 sometimes 4 never Item in Zung's Depression Scale
Author's labelDepressive Mood and Suicide
Page in publication173-178
Remarks1+2 : 7,6%, 2 : 41,9%, 3: 50,5%
Finding used in
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Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
SuicideS14aa03Later suicidal behavior