Findings on happiness in Guo & Shu (2009): study CN 2006 /1

Author(s)Guo, D.; Shu, M.
TitleThe Perception of Well-Being and Social Harmony in China.
SourceInoguchi, T.; Ed.: "Human Beliefs and Values in East and Southeast Asia in Transition", Akashi Shoten, 2009, Japan, 35 - 54
Public20-69 aged general public, China, 2006
Collect periodJuly
Survey nameAsiaBarometer 2006
 Only the data of China are used here
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Multi-stage-stratified random sampling and quota sampling The techniques of nationwide sampling are used The country is diveded into 3 regions according to the geographical location
Respondents N =2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question All things considered, would you say you are happy these days? 5 very happy 4 pretty happy 3 neither happy, not unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy - Don't know
Author's labelSubjective happiness
Page in publication41-42
Remarksreversed by the WDH team (in the questionnaire, 1= very happy and 5 = very unhappy)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.891.75

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
English proficiencyshow  Current modernity
English proficiencyshow  Number of languages spoken, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household incomeshow  Household income
Marital statusshow  Married vs divorced
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Current employment status
Occupationshow  Self employed, also classified as above ↑
Occupationshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Regionshow  Region in China