Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic + health + life-appraisals
Subject code: S15ab17

StudyMoon & Mikami (2007): study JP 2004
TitleDifference in subjective Well-being between ethnic Korean and Japanese elderly Residents in an Urban Community in Japan.
SourceGeriatrics and Gerontology International, 2007, Vol. 7, 371 - 379
DOIDOI:10.1111/j.1447-0594.2007.00427.x
Public65+aged, ethnic Korean naturalized as Japanese and Japanese, Japan, 2005
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response21.7%
Respondents N =425

Correlate
Author's labelTotal Variants
Page in Source 377
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + life-appraisals, code S15ab17
Operationalization
a: ethnicity
b: age
c: gender
d: literacy
e: living alone
f: absence of "sense of purpose in life"
g: pension
h: public assistance
i: GDS
j: Basic ADL
k: history of lifestyle-related disease

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-aRČ=.13
a
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-aRČ=.13
a+b+c
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-aRČ=.20
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-aRČ=.43
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-aSelfreport on single question:

Write any number between 0 and 100 that describes your quality of life
100 perfect
95
90
85
80
75
70
65
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0 might as well be dead


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl