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Table 4 Correlations and descriptive statistics

From: Surveying happiness in China: comparing measures of subjective well-being

WVS 1995 1 2    
 1. happiness (xingfu)      
 2. satisfaction (manyi) 0.44a     
 Mean (SD) 1.95 (0.66) 6.83 (2.42)    
 Range 1–4 1–10    
 N 1491 1495    
WVS 2007 1 2    
 1. happy (yukuai)      
 2. satisfaction (manyi) 0.53a     
 Mean (SD) 2.06 (0.75) 6.76 (2.40)    
 Range 1–4 1–10    
 N 1978 1937    
WVS 2012 1 2    
 1. happy (yukuai)      
 2. satisfaction (manyi) 0.50a     
 Mean (SD) 1.99 (0.58) 6.85 (1.98)    
 Range 1–4 1–10    
 N 2272 2252    
AB 2006 1 2    
 1. enjoying life (xiangshou shenghuo)      
 2. happiness (xingfu) 0.45a     
 Mean (SD) 2.07 (0.77) 1.50 (0.67)    
 Range 1–4 1–4    
 N 1997 1998    
BH 2016 1 2 3 4 5
 1. happy (kuaile)      
 2. happiness (xingfu) 0.33a     
 3. satisfied (manyi) with job 0.27a 0.35a    
 4. meaning (yiyi) 0.24a 0.36a 0.33a   
 5. good life (hao shenghuo) 0.28*** 0.42a 0.44a 0.44a  
 Mean (SD) 3.07 (0.53) 3.98 (0.63) 2.84 (0.61) 3.17 (0.55) 2.98 (0.60)
 Range 1–4 1–5 1–4 1–4 1–4
N 2597 2635 2189 2557 2561
  1. aThis table presents the correlations between pairs of measures examined in this paper that exist in the same data set