Findings on happiness in Kye & Park (2014): study KR 2009

Author(s)Kye, S.K.; Park, K.
TitleHealth-related determinants of Happiness in Korean Adults.
SourceInternational Journal of Public Health, 2014, Vol. 59, 731-738
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s00038-014-0588-0
Public30-69 aged, general population, South Korea 2009
Collect period10
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1530
 30-69 aged with no history of cancer
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question In general, how would you describe your happiness? 4 very happy 3 mostly happy 2 a little bit happy 1 not happy at all
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication734
Remarks-Happy (4+3) 59,5%; Unhappy (2+1) 40.5%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Current smokingshow  Use of tobacco
Education levelshow  Current education
Exerciseshow  Active involvement in sports
Exerciseshow  Current healthy life-style, also classified as above ↑
Exercise environmentshow  Opportunity for sporting
Exercise environmentshow  Sports facilities in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Healthy dietshow  Healthy eating
Healthy dietshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Incomeshow  Household income
Marrital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Stressshow  Life-stress inventories