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Correlational findings

Study Chow (2012): study CA Calgary, Alberta 2007

Public:
65+aged Chinese migrants, Calgary, Canada, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 127
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews were conducted at immigrants' place of residence by trained, bilingual interviewers employing a structured questionnaire .These interviews were conducted in English or a Chinese dialect (e.g., Cantonese, Mandarin, or Taishanese) spoken by the participants. The average length of the interviews was 30 min, with a range from 20 min to nearly an hour.

Correlate

Authors's label
Psychological well-being
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach's alpha .72
Remarks
The coding for the psychological wellbeing items was reversed so that a higher mean value would reflect better psychological well-being.
Distribution
1: M=3.04, SD=1.38
2: M=3.78, SD=1.11
3: M=3.93, SD=1.09
4: M=3.07, SD=1.39
5: M=3.71, SD=1.32
Operationalization
Psychological well-being operationalized as the respondents' degree of agreement to the following statements:
1: I am often bored
2: I feel that life is worth living
3: I am happy most of the time
4: I feel lonely most of the time
5: I feel hopeless about the future
Rated:
1: strongly disagree
2:
3:
4:
5: strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-?-sq-v-5-a Beta = .+33 ns Beta controled for:
- Socio-economic status
  - age
  - gender
  - marital status
  - financial need
- migration history
  - country of origin
  - length of residence in Canada
- Health
  - physical mobility
  - medication use
  - perceived needs for services
- Social network
- quality of neighbouhood