Findings on happiness in Mehta & Ee (2008): study SG 2004

Publication
Author(s)Mehta, K.K.; Ee, J.C.
TitleEffects of Good Life Program on Singaporean Older Adultsí Psychological Well-Being.
SourceActivities, Adaptation & Aging, 2008, Vol. 32 , 214 - 237
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01924780802563195
Investigation
Public60+ aged, participants in a good life training, Singapore, 2004-2005
 Married annd non-working participants only
Collect period2004
Last collect period2005
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 Recruitment of respondents done by coordinator of the Good Life@South East Program based on criteria provided by the researchers. Good Life provides a holistic and broad array of programs for the elderly.
Respondents N =12
 2 groups: 6 are 'fresh' members (less than 6 months member of the Good Life center) 6 are 'regular' members (>18 months member). Each group equally divided between 3 education levels: no education, primary education and secondary education. All respondents had to be married and nonworking.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Semi-structured interview consisting of 5 domains: demographics, background information (length and frequency of membership), life satrisfaction, happiness level, and establishment of new friendships. Life satisfaction and happiness were assessed before and after joining the good life program. Interviews were audiorecorded and lasted 1-2 hours. The interviews were conducted from december 2004 to february 2005.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: .. life satisfaction after Good Life program (full text not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Scale labels not reported Preceded by a question on life satisfaction before participating inb the program
ClassificationO-SL?-se-sq-n-9-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication224
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Happiness after Good Life program ... (full text not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Scale labels not reported Preceded by question on happiness before participating in the program
ClassificationO-H?-se-sq-n-9-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication224
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Length of participation in an activity program for elderlyH16ad02aActivation program
Length of participation in an activity program for elderlyA01aa02Change in activity level, also classified as above ↑
Length of participation in an activity program for elderlyH16ag02bFrequency of use, also classified as above ↑
Length of participation in an activity program for elderlyH04aa03aRecent change, also classified as above ↑