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Studies

Ho et al. (1995): study HK 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Ho, S.C.; Lau, J.; Woo, J.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Associated Factors in Older Hong Kong Chinese.
Source:
The American Geriatrics Society, 1995, Vol. 43, 252 - 255

Investigation

Public:
70+aged, Hong Kong, 1991-1992
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1557
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

.. Life satisfaction .. (full text not reported)
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
40% of respondents scored 6 or less. Mean is not reported.
Page in publication:
253

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Inadequate means to meet living expenses Sufficiency of current income Poor living arrangements Quality of current dwelling Low social class laborers Current socio-economic status Infrequent contact with relatives Contacts with relatives Infrequent participation in helping friends and relatives Current helping No participation in religious group activities Participation in church Poor functional ability-Barthel Index Degree of restriction
Current handicap
Poor self-perceived health Self-perceived health Poor vision Restrictions in seeing
Current handicap
Difficulty with chewing Restrictions to physical functioning Two or more falls in the past 12 months Symptoms of bad health
Specific current life-events
Difficulty with sleeping Quality of sleep Depressive symptom score Depressive (f31-33) Higher educational attainment Level of school-education Belief in Christianity Current religious denomination Number of relatives Number of relatives Number of neighbors Current contacts Participation in daily exercise Sporting
Current sporting