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Studies

Ajrouch (2007): study US Detroit 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Ajrouch,
Title:
Resources and Well-being among Arab-American elders
Source:
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, (2007), 22: 167-182

Investigation

Public:
56+aged, Arab-Americans, USA, 2001-2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability snowball sample
Respondents:
N = 101
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Based on language preference, two-thirds of the interviews were conducted in English and one-third in Arabic by a native Arabic-speaking bi-lingual interviewer. Interviews occurred at the participants' homes and lasted for approximately an hour.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
7  completely satisfied
6  quite satisfied
5  somewhat satisfied
4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
2  quite dissatisfied
1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
172

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Muslim Current religious denomination US born Ever migrated or not
Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
≥30 years in US Nationality career
Time since migration
Education Years schooling Income Household income Bilingual Number of languages spoken
Later language
English fluency Current language Confide-Child Current social support received
Kind of social support received
Financial-Child Current social support received
Kind of social support received
Sick Care-Child Current social support received
Kind of social support received
Nerves-Child Attitudes to one's own children
Attitude to relation with one's children
Demands-Child Attitude to relation with one's children Confide-Spouse Support by spouse
Kind of social support received
Financial-Spouse Support by spouse
Kind of social support received
Sick Care-Spouse Support by spouse
Kind of social support received
Nerves-Spouse Attitudes to social support received Demands-Spouse Current behaviors of spouse Negative Feelings Feeling down (vs not)
Later mood-pattern
Total Variants Socio-demographic factors only
Socio-demographic + social ties