Correlational finding on Happiness and Socio-demographic + health + social ties
Subject code: S15ab16

StudyChow (2012): study CA Calgary, Alberta 2007
TitleHealth Care Service Needs and Correlates of Quality of Life: A Case Study of Elderly Chinese Immigrants in Canada
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 106, 347 - 358
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-011-9810-0
Public65+aged Chinese migrants, Calgary, Canada, 2007
SampleProbability simple random sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =127

Correlate
Author's labelTotal Variants
Page in Source 353
Our classificationSocio-demographic + health + social ties, code S15ab16
Operationalization
a: sex
b: age
c: length of residence
d: marital status
e: country of origin-Hong Kong
f: country of origin- Mainland China
g: financial need
h: psychological well-being
i: physical mobility
j: perceived needs for services
k: medication use
l: social network
m: neighbourhood quality

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-?-sq-v-5-aR=.42
a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-?-sq-v-5-aSelfreport on single question:

satisfied with overall life.. (full text not reported)
1 very dissatisfied
2 dissatisfied
3 neutral
4 satisfied
5 very satisfied


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

Meaning:
R = 0 no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
R = 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