Correlational finding on Happiness and Ethnic status in China
Subject code: E04ab03e

StudyLi et al. (2007): study CN Yunnan 2000
TitleHealth and Life Satisfaction of Ethic Minority Older Adults in Mainland China: Effects of Financial Strain.
SourceInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2007, Vol. 64, 361 - 379
Public60+aged, China, 2000
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response2.2%
Respondents N =995

Correlate
Author's labelMajority (vs minority)
Page in Source 367
Our classificationEthnic status in China, code E04ab03e
Operationalization
1 Majority elders
0 Minority elders

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-eDM=+
Majority elders M= 3.3 SD= 0.9
Minority elders M= 3.0 SD= 1.0
-difference       +0.3


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-eSelfreport on single question:

'How satisfied are you with your life now?'
5 very satisfied
2 satisfied
3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl