Correlational findings

Study Mehta & Ee (2008): study SG 2004

60+ aged, participants in a good life training, Singapore, 2004-2005
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 12
Non Response
Interview: 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.


Authors's Label
Length of participation in an activity program for elderly
Our Classification
Lenghts of participation in a program with the following activities:
a Knowledge-based and educational (cooking courses, English conversation, balloon twisting, and News@3)
b Social and recreational  (farm visits, potlucks, line dancing)
c Physiological (massage facilities)
d Interactional (intergenerational meetings)
e Personell wellness (manicure, pedicure, facial, do-it-yourself)
f health care (basic health screening, cancer screening)
g community projects on prevention of diseases (f.e. Dengue fever)

1 Less than 6 months
2 More than 18 months

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SL?-se-sq-n-9-a DM = + ns Participation   Mean happiness           
                Remembered      Current
                before program  after program
>18 months       4,17             7,83    
<6 months       7,67             7,67  
- difference                   +0,16
O-H?-se-sq-n-9-a DM = + ns >18 months       5,17             8,33
<6 months       7,00            7,17
- difference                   +0,50