Findings on happiness in Hsieh (2014): study US 2009

Author(s)Hsieh, C.M.
TitleThrowing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Evaluation of Domain Importance Weighting in Quality of Life Measurements
SourceSocial Indicators Research 119: 483-493
Public50+ aged, Chicago area , USA, 200?
 The sample size was 90. The mean age of the sample was 67.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
 A total of 100 telephone interviews. After excluding missing data,the sample size was 90.
Respondents N =90
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question .. Satisfaction with life as a whole (full text not reported) 7 completely satisfied 6 somewhat satisfied 5 slightly satisfied 4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3 slightly dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 completely dissatisfied
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Composite scoreshow  Life-appraisals
Composite scoreshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
R2show  Life-appraisals
R2show  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
satisfaction with family lifeshow  Satisfaction with family
satisfaction with financial situationshow  Satisfaction with financial situation
satisfaction with friendshipsshow  Satisfaction with friends
satisfaction with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
satisfaction with neighborhoodshow  Attitude to neighborhood
satisfaction with religionshow  Satisfaction with religion
satisfaction with spare timeshow  Satisfaction with leisure
satisfaction with workshow  Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole