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Abdel-Khalek (2015): study KW 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
Title:
Quality of Life, Subjective Well-Being, and Religiosity, among Kuwaiti Patient and Non-Patient Retired Workers.
Source:
World Journal of Behavioral Science, 2015, 1, 21-30

Investigation

Public:
Retired civil service worker, Kuwait, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 107
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Trained research assistants carried out the testing, in individual settings.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

The following questions ask about how satisfied you have felt about various aspects of your life over the last 2 weeks..

How would you rate your overall quality of life?
1  very poor
2  poor
3  neither poor nor good
4  good
5  very good

Item 81 (G1) in WHOQOL-100. Item 1 in WHOQOL-Bref

In Bref variant not preceded with timeframe ''past 2 weeks'
Classification:
O-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
over quality of life
Remarks:

 
Page in publication:
22, table 1, 2
Error estimates:
retest after one week: Cronbach's alpha=+.76
Full text:
Self report on single question:

"Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?"
10 extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5  neither happy nor unhappy
4
3
2
1
0  extremely unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
234
Error estimates:
retest after one week: Cronbach's alpha=+.85
Full text:
Self report on single question:

To what degree do you feel satisfied with your life in general?
10 maximum
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 minimum
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-i
Error estimates:
retest after one week: Cronbach's alpha=+.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health condition Chronic illness QOL Domain General health Satisfaction with health QOL Domain Physical health Current functional health QOL Domain Psychological health Current positive mental health Religiosity Religiosity (degree) Retest Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) QOL Domain Socail Relationships Satisfaction with intimate bonds
Satisfaction with personal contacts
Religious belief Belief strength compared to others QOL Domain Environmental quality of life Current resources Physical health Global health rating Mental health Self ratings of mental health