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Chow (2012): study CA Calgary, Alberta 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Chow, H.P.
Title:
Health Care Service Needs and Correlates of Quality of Life: A Case Study of Elderly Chinese Immigrants in Canada
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2012, Vol. 106, 347 - 358

Investigation

Public:
65+aged Chinese migrants, Calgary, Canada, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 127
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews were conducted at immigrants' place of residence by trained, bilingual interviewers employing a structured questionnaire .These interviews were conducted in English or a Chinese dialect (e.g., Cantonese, Mandarin, or Taishanese) spoken by the participants. The average length of the interviews was 30 min, with a range from 20 min to nearly an hour.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

… satisfied with overall life.. (full text not reported)
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neutral
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-?-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
351
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am happy most of the time
5  strongly agree
4
3
2
1 strongly disagree
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-5-h
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Remarks:
This question was part of a 5 item index.
Page in publication:
352
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.78
SD:
1.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Length of residence Time since migration Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Country of origin Earlier nationality (nation of origin) Financial need Sufficiency of current income Psychological well-being Current worries
Overall happiness and contentment
Physical mobility Restrictions in moving Perceived needs for services Perceived availability of social support
Kind of social support received
Medication use Use of medicaments Social network Current contacts with friends
Current family-network
Neighbourhood quality Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity Total Variants Socio-demographic + health + social ties
Socio-demographic + environmental factors