Findings on happiness in Wu (2008): study TW 2005

Author(s)Wu, C.H.
TitleExamining the Appropriateness of Importance Weighting on Satisfaction Score from Range-of-Affect Hypothesis: Hierarchical Linear Modeling for Within-Subject Data.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 86, 101 - 111
PublicSecondary school pupils, Taiwan, 2005
Collect period2-4
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =4502
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: I would describe my satisfaction with my overall life as.. 1 dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 satisfied Item in Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale' adjusted version
Author's labelBMSLSS, overall item
Page in publication61
Remarks77,4 % satisfied with with overall life. Cutpoint not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Book allowanceshow  'Objective' socio-economic status
Book allowanceshow  Socio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young), also classified as above ↑
family structureshow  Number of parents (broken home)
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Level of study (upper vs lower)show  Level of school-education
Migrant statusshow  Ever moved or not