Findings on happiness in Liao et al. (2005): study TW 2000

Publication
Author(s)Liao, P.S.; Fu, Y.C.; Yi, C.C.
TitlePerceived Quality of Life in Taiwan and Hong Kong: An Intra Culture Comparison.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 43 - 67
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-004-1753-6
Investigation
Public20+ aged, general public, Taiwan, 2000
Collect period11
Survey nameTW-Socail Trend 2000
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1222
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say things are these days - would you say you are..? 4 very happy 3 pretty happy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-4-ga
Page in publication1
DKNA %0.5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.896.29
Standard deviation0.812.69

Scores in1234
%6.120.351.721.4

Full textSelf report on single question: Taking all together, would you say you have a happy life these days? 1 not happy 2 pretty happy 3 very happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-ah
Page in publication1
RemarksValid responses: 1216
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.956.20
Standard deviation0.692.33

Scores in123
%26.552.021.5

Full textSelf report on single question …satisfaction with personal life (full item not reported) 1 very dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 3 somewhat satisfied 4 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLP-?-sq-v-4-c
Page in publication1
RemarksValid responses: 1210
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.88
Standard deviation0.65

Scores in1234
%3.217.966.212.6