Correlational finding on Happiness and Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Subject code: H04ab01b

StudyGao & Meng (2015): study CN 1998
TitleThe Impact of Government Size on Chinese Elders' Life Satisfaction: 1998-2008
SourceFilomena Maggino, Ed.: "Social Indicators Research Series 57, A New Research Agenda for Impovements in Quality of Life", Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, Swiss, 2015, 135 - 161
DOIDOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15904-1_7
Public65+ aged, China, followed 10 years, 1998-2008
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Responsenot reported
Respondents N =50674

Correlate
Author's labelPrevious Happiness
Page in Source 139
Our classificationPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago), code H04ab01b
Operationalization
see time serie

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-QOL-c-sq-v-4-b
Time serie happiness:

        T1:1998 T2:2000 T3:2002 T4:2005 T5:2008
Mean       2,93    2,88    2,71    2,72    2,70
SD         0,72    0,80    0,79    0,80    0,78

All: Mean 2,77; SD: 0,79


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-QOL-c-sq-v-4-bSelfreport on single question:

How do you rate your life at present?
1 bad or very bad
2 fair
3 good
4 very good


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl