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Studies

Cheng & Chan (2006): study HK 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Cheng, S.T.; Chan, A.C.
Title:
Relationship with Others and Life Satisfaction in Later Life: Do Gender and Widowhood make a Difference?
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 2006, Vol. 61b, 46 - 53

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged, Hong Kong, 2000
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1616
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions

A Happiness
B Life-satisfaction

Texts not reported

Summation: A+B
Classification:
O-Sum-?-mq-?-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with current life
Page in publication:
49
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.44 4.07
SD:
0.74 1.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Family Current climate
Current social support received
Intergenerational relations Support received from children
Current relation with one's children
Friendship Number of close friends Companionship Current contacts with friends Mobility and vitality Restrictions in moving
Sporting
Sleep Quality of sleep Oral health Oral diseases (k00-14) General health Current general health status Formal activities Current total social participation
Concern about social participation
Fullfilling activities Current self-characterization Financial strain Sufficiency of current income Housing quality Quality of current dwelling