Findings on happiness in Cheng et al. (2014a): study CN 2011

Publication
Author(s)Cheng, Z.; King, S.; Smyth, R.
TitleHousing Property Rights and Subjective Wellbeing in Urban China.
SourceMonash University Discussion Paper, 2013, No 44, 1 - 24
URLhttp://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1550&context=buspapers
Investigation
PublicAdults, urban areas, age range not reported, China, 2011
Survey nameCHINA China Household Finance Survey (CHFS) 2011
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 All regions, except Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia
Respondents N =5229
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-r
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication6-7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.727.21
Standard deviation0.812.03

Scores in12345
%0.94.731.147.815.4

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age and age squaredshow  Current age (in years)
CCP party membershow  Membership of political organizations
Homeowners vs. non-homeownersshow  House owned or rented
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household
Income(ln)show  Current income level (unspecified)
Married vs. not marriedshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
No. of social security schemes participatedshow  Insurances
Schoolingshow  Years schooling
Urban vs. ruralshow  Rural vs urban dwelling