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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Absolute family incomeI01ab03Household income
Absolute personal incomeI01ab01Personal income
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Health statusH14abCurrent general health status
Objective class positionS09ab01'Objective' socio-economic status
Personality traitsP05adAgreeable
Personality traitsP05aoConscientious, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsP05azExtraverted, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsP05cdOpen, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsP05PERSONALITY: CURRENT TRAITS, also classified as above ↑
Personality traitsP05dbStable, also classified as above ↑
Relative family incomeI01aeRelative income
Relative personal incomeI01aeRelative income
ReligionR12ab01Religious (vs not)
ResidenceR01abCurrent area of residence
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Subjective class positionS09ab02Subjective social rank
Working statusO01ab01In working-force or not