Findings on happiness in Man (1991): study CN 1983

Author(s)Man, P.
TitleThe Influence of Peers and Parents on Youth Life Satisfaction in Hong Kong.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 347 - 365
Public13-16 aged students, Hong Kong, 1983-1984.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Students from 30 secondary schools studying in Form/Middle 1 and Form/Middle 4
Respondents N =1906
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question ..satisfaction with life as a whole.. (full item not reported) 7 very satisfied 6 5 4 just as satisfied as dissatisfied 3 2 1 very dissatisfied (numbering reversed)
Author's labelsatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication351
RemarksIn article 1= very satisfied; 7= very dissatisfied. In exerpt recoded 1 very dissatisfied, 7 very satisfied.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
parent orientationshow  Attitudes to family of origin
peer orientationshow  Concern about friends
school classshow  Age difference among young people
school classshow  Current stage in school-career, also classified as above ↑