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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
English proficiencyM14abCurrent modernity
English proficiencyL01ab01Number of languages spoken, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa02Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
OccupationE02abCurrent employment status
OccupationE02ae03Self employed, also classified as above ↑
OccupationE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
RegionR01ab07Region in China