Findings on happiness in Chan, D. et al. (2017): study ZZ Developing nations 2012

Author(s)Chan, D., D.; Hamamura, T., T.; Man Wai Li, L.
TitleIs trusting others related to better health? An investigation of older adults across six non-western countries
SourceJournal of cross-cultural psychology, 2017, vol.48(8) 1288-1301
Public50+ aged, 6 non-Western developing countries, 201?
Survey nameWorld-WHO-HealthInfo
SampleSampling not reported
 Adults older than 50 years
Respondents N =35329
 China:13367, Ghana: 4724, India: 7150, Mexico: 2315, Russia: 3933, South Africa: 3840
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Not reported, face-to-face assumed
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Are you.. 4 very happy 3 2 1 very unhappy Intermediate labels not reported
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1293
RemarksChina: M=3.58 SD=.70 Ghana: M=3.52 SD=.86 India: M=3.46 SD=.77 Mexico: M=3.45 SD=.78 Russia: M=3.33 SD=.76 South Africa: M=3.56 SD=.87
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question Taking all things together, how saisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 5 very satisfied 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied Labels of intermediate response options not reported
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1293
RemarksChina: M=3.65 SD=.68 Ghana: M=3.48 SD=.83 India: M=3.69 SD=.77 Mexico: M=3.92 SD=.64 Russia: M= 3.45 SD=77 South Africa: M=3.63 SD=.82
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age-differences among elders
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Generalized trustT04ab02Trust in people
Human Development IndexN14ab07Modernity of nation
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)