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Chan & Lee (2006): study CN 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Chan, Y.K.; Lee, R.P.
Title:
Network Size, Social Support and Happiness in Later Life: A Comparative Study of Beijing and Hong Kong.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 87 - 112

Investigation

Public:
60+aged, China, 2000
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2125
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
structured questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

How happy are you now?
5  very happy
4  somewhat happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not very happy
1  not happy at all
-   DK
-   NA
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-hb
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
94
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 5.15%,   3: 30.25%,   4: 40.75%,   5: 22.05%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.76 6.25
SD:
0.91 1.82

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender (male) Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Income Personal income Network Size Number of close friends Social support Perceived availability of social support Total variance Socio-demographic + social support City of residence Region in China