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Correlational findings

Study Gee (2000a): study CA British Columbia 1996

Public:
65+ aged, Chinese Canadians, Canada, 1996
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2158
Non Response:
28.5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed in their own homes by trained Chinese interviewers, both seniors and non-seniors, in the language of their choice.

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of close friends
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.07 ns Married Men O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.16 p < .05 Married women O-SL?-?-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.10 ns Widowed Women

Beta's controlled for:
-living arrangements
-age
-health
-personal income
-country of birth
-years in Canada
-English-speaking ability
-have confidante
-number of close friends
-frequency of seeing non-coresident children
-see children as often as want