Findings on happiness in Yeh et al. (2015): study TW 2009

Author(s)Yeh, H.-J.; Hseih, Y,-S; Tsay, R.,-M
TitleSelf-Evaluation Affects Subjectve Well-Being: The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Personality in Taiwan
SourceFilomena Maggino, Ed.: "Social Indicators Research Series 57, A New Research Agenda for Impovements in Quality of Life", Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, Swiss, 2015, 109 - 134
DOIDOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15904-1_6
PublicWorking age public, Taiwan, 2009
 Respondents with prior work experience who could provide information about their jobs are included, whether or not they are currently employed
Survey nameTW-Social Change Survey 2009
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =1311
 final sample size after list-wise deletion method by the author
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole, how satisfied are you with the life you lead? 1 unsatisfied 2 slightly unsatisfied 3 slightly satisfied 4 satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication116
Remarksthe original scale was a six-point scale but was reduced to a four-point scale because some categories had too few observations
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.02

Scores in1234

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? 1 unhappy 2 happy 3 very happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication116
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.62

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Absolute family incomeshow  Household income
Absolute personal incomeshow  Personal income
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Health statusshow  Current general health status
Objective class positionshow  'Objective' socio-economic status
Personality traitsshow  Agreeable
Personality traitsshow  Conscientious, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsshow  Extraverted, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsshow  Open, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsshow  PERSONALITY: CURRENT TRAITS, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsshow  Stable, also classified as above ↑
Relative family incomeshow  Relative income
Relative personal incomeshow  Relative income
Religionshow  Religious (vs not)
Residenceshow  Current area of residence
Sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Subjective class positionshow  Subjective social rank
Working statusshow  In working-force or not