Subject code: M05ab

Study | Moon & Mikami (2007): study JP 2004 |

Title | Difference in subjective Well-being between ethnic Korean and Japanese elderly Residents in an Urban Community in Japan. |

Source | Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 2007, Vol. 7, 371 - 379 |

DOI | DOI:10.1111/j.1447-0594.2007.00427.x |

Public | 65+aged, ethnic Korean naturalized as Japanese and Japanese, Japan, 2005 |

Sample | Non-probability purposive sample |

Non-Response | 21.7% |

Respondents N = | 425 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Absence of "sense of purpose in life" |

Page in Source | 377, 379 |

Our classification | Current meaning of life, code M05ab |

Operationalization | Self report on having sense of purpose in life (vs not). Text is not reported. 1: Yes 0: No |

Remarks | Order reversed by WDH team |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-a | r=-.26 p < .001 | |

O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-a | Beta=+.16 p < .05 | Beta is controlled for: - age - ethnicity - gender - literacy - pension - public assistance |

O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-a | Beta=+.10 p < .05 | Beta additionally controlled for: - depression - performance status (ADL) - history of lifestyle related disease |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-a | Selfreport 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

Symbol | Explanation |

Beta | STANDARDIZED REGRESSION COEFFICIENT by LEAST SQUARES (OLS) Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric. Range: [-1 ; +1] Meaning: beta > 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta < 0 « a higher correlate level corresponds to a higher happiness rating on average. beta = 0 « no correlation. beta = + 1 or -1 « perfect correlation. |

r | PRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient') Type: test statistic. Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric Range: [-1; +1] Meaning: r = 0 « no correlation , r = 1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and r = -1 « perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values. |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl