Findings on happiness in Cheung et al. (2005): study HK 2001

Publication
Author(s)Cheung, C.K.; Chan, S.S.; Kwan, A.Y.; Ngan, R.M.
TitleQuality of Life in Older Adults: Benefits from Caring Services in Hong Kong.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 71, 29 1- 334
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-8021-3
Investigation
PublicElderly, Hong Kong, 2001
Collect period10/2001-2/2002
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =3000
 The survey set quotas for surveying young older people (aged 65-74), old older people (aged 75-84) and very old older people (aged 85+) using or not using services of social centers, community care and residential care. The quotas ensured that the sample of older Chinese adults showed a fair distribution in age ranges and services in use.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Global life quality.. (full text not reported) 0 lowest quality . . 100 highest quality Rated on line scale with 10 point demarcations between 0 and 100 Name: Spitzer Uniscale
ClassificationO-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a
Author's labelGlobal quality of life
Page in publication303
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean65.436.54
Standard deviation30.303.03


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age-differences among elders
Chronic IllnessesH14adCurrent disease (who icd-10 classification)
Chronic IllnessesH14ac01Degree of restriction, also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad04aDiabetes (e10-14), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad11Diseases of digestive system (k00-93), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad06Diseases of nervous system (g00-99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad10Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad13Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad09aHypertensive diseases (i10-15), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad01Infectious and parasitic diseases (a00-b99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad19Injuries (s00-t98), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad02Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad02cProstate cancer, also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad14aRenal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ac02cRestrictions in seeing, also classified as above ↑
Chronic IllnessesH14ad13aRheumatism (m00-25), also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Income levelI01ab03Household income
Income sourceI01ad03Type of income
Living arrangementH20ac01aDependent persons in household
Living arrangementH20ab02Living with children, also classified as above ↑
Living arrangementH20ab06Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Living arrangementC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Religious faithR10acCurrent religious denomination
ResidenceH22ab02Type of current dwelling
Service use frequency (each time per day)S10ab03Kind of social support received
Service use frequency (each time per day)C10ab04eServices, also classified as above ↑
Socio-demographic factorsS15ab01Socio-demographic factors only
Use of care facilitiesS10abCurrent social support received
Use of care facilitiesI02ab06aLiving in a nursing home, also classified as above ↑
Use of care facilitiesC10ab04eServices, also classified as above ↑