Findings on happiness in Abe & Moritsuka (1986): study JP 1981

Author(s)Abe, T.; Moritsuka, T.
TitleA Case-Control Study of Climacteric Symptoms and Complaints of Japanese Women by Symptomatic Type for Psychological Variables.
SourceMaturitas, 1986, Vol. 8, 255 - 265
PublicWomen in menopause patient and controls, Miyagi, North-east Japan, 1981-82.
 January 1981-December 1983
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Non-probability chunk sample consisting of 216 visitors of a menopause clinic who reported climacteric complaints.Matched control group selected from large pool of volunteers contacted by mailed questionnaire with none or few climac- teric complaints.
Respondents N =432
Non Response20 % (cases 21%,controls 19%)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksPatients:216 Controls:216
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with present life....." (Full lead item not reported) 1 2 3 (Response options not reported)
Author's labelSatisfaction with present life
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Anxiety about future lifeW07ab01Amount of worrying
Climacteric symptomsand complaintsH14ad15cOther obstretic conditions (o94-99)
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Feelings of healthinessH14ab02eFeeling healthy
Involvement in family and/or communityS08abCurrent total social participation
Involvement in family and/or communityM05ab01Perceived usefullness of one's life, also classified as above ↑
Job statusE02abCurrent employment status
Number of intimate friendsF06ab01Number of close friends
Perceived respect from peopleP10acAttitudes to own popularity
Respect from people surrounding subjectM15ac14Feeling respectable (vs rejected)
Self-esteemS02ad02Evaluation of self-as-a-whole
Type of job held by husbandM04ab03eSocial status of spouse