Findings on happiness in Wu et al. (2014): study TW 2009

Author(s)Wu, C.H.; Huang, L.; Yang, C.
TitleOn the Predictive Effect of Multidimensional Importance-Weighted Quality of Life Scores on Overall Subjective Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2014, 115, 933 - 943
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0242-x
PublicStudents, Taiwan, 200?
 Undergraduate students from two universities
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Volunteers completed a questionnaire at the end of a class
Respondents N =146
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of publication not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life just now? 5 excellent 4 good 3 neither good nor bad 2 bad 1 very bad
Author's labelOverall QOL
Page in publication936
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.66

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Activitiesshow  Current functional health
Body imageshow  Current satisfaction with self
Body imageshow  Satisfaction with one's appearance, also classified as above ↑
Energyshow  Fatigue
Energyshow  Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired), also classified as above ↑
Environmentshow  Local physical climate
Environmental health sumscoreshow  Local environmental quality
Financeshow  Sufficiency of current income
Homeshow  Satisfaction with housing
Informationshow  Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity
Leisureshow  Satisfaction with leisure
Medicationshow  Current functional health
Mobilityshow  Restrictions in moving
Negative feelingshow  Depressive (f31-33)
Negative feelingshow  Feeling down (vs not), also classified as above ↑
Painshow  Degree of restriction
Painshow  Pain, also classified as above ↑
Physical health sumscoreshow  Health domain ratings
Physical health sumscoreshow  Summed life aspect evaluations (semantic differential scales), also classified as above ↑
Positive feelingshow  O-further by M-AO
Psychological healthshow  Scores on symptom inventories
Psychological health sumscoreshow  Scores on symptom inventories
Relationsshow  Satisfaction with intimacy
Safetyshow  Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Self-esteemshow  Self respect
Sexshow  Satisfaction with sex-life
Sleepshow  Satisfaction with amount of sleep
Social relationships sumscoreshow  Satisfaction with intimacy
Social relationships sumscoreshow  Satisfaction with personal contacts, also classified as above ↑
Social supportshow  Satisfaction with social support received
Thinkingshow  Current specific mental abilities
Transportationshow  Satisfaction with local transport
Workshow  Degree of restriction