Findings on happiness in Unicef (2001): study ZZ East Asia 2001

TitleSpeaking Out! Voices of Children and Adolescents in East Asia and the Pacific: Regional Opinion Survey.
SourceUnicef, 2001, Bangkok, Thailand
Public9-17 aged children, 17 countries/regions East Asia and Pacific 2001
 Australia, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong kong, Indonesia, Lao, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Phillipines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam
Collect period1-6
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Non-probability sample of nations/regions Probability samples within nations, startified by age, sexe, SES, geographical region and urban/rural
Respondents N =10073
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 At childrens home. Parents or guardians gave permision for the interview. Interviewer and child were alone during interview, without the presence of parents or other third parties.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question In general, would you say that you feel happy 4 most of the time 3 only sometimes 2 almost never 1 never
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.52

Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab02Age difference among young people
Rural/urbanL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
SESS09abCurrent socio-economic status
SESF01agSocio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young), also classified as above ↑
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)