Findings on happiness in Gray et al. (2008a): study TH Thailand North 2005

Publication
Author(s)Gray, R.S.; Kramanon, R.; Thapsuwan, S.
TitleThe Determinants of Happiness among Thai People: Some Evidence from Chai Nat and Kanchanaburi
SourceThammasat Economic Journal, 2008, Vol. 26, 72 - 86
URLhttp://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.514.214&rep=rep1&type=pdf
Investigation
PublicAdults, aged >=20, Thailand
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Own survey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =5360
 Province Chai Nat: 2519; province Kanchanaburi 2841
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: At present, how are you feeling? 10 happiest 9 8 7 6 5 not unhappy happy and not happy 4 3 2 1 0 unhappiest
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-n-11-e
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication76-77
RemarksWeighed mean computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean5.75
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Debtshow  Debts
Feeling of relative povertyshow  Subjective poverty
Ownership of the houseshow  Ownership of current dwelling
Perceived neighbourhood qualityshow  Satisfaction with local environment
Serious sickness last monthshow  Physical health in nation