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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Composite scoreS15acLife-appraisals
Composite scoreL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
R2L04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
satisfaction with family lifeF02ag02Satisfaction with family
satisfaction with financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
satisfaction with friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
satisfaction with neighborhoodL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
satisfaction with religionR12af03Satisfaction with religion
satisfaction with spare timeL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
satisfaction with workW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole