Findings on happiness in Kim et al. (2012): study US 2006

Author(s)Kim, S.; French, D.J.; Sargent-Cox, K.A.
TitleCross-National Insights into the Relationship between Wealth and Wellbeing: A comparison between Australia, the United States of America and South Korea.
SourceAgeing and Society, 2012, Vol. 32, 41 - 59
Public50+ aged general public, USA, 2006
 Data were taken from publication which also reported studies in Australia and in Korea. The Korean study did not involve valid measures of happiness.
Survey nameUS-HRS wave 8
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =4687
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: I am satisfied with my life in general 6 strongly agree 5 agree 4 somewhat agree 3 somewhat disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree
Author's labelsatisfaction with life
Page in publication46
RemarksMean transformed from range 1-6 torange 0-10
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.88

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Net worthP12ab01Total wealth