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Studies

Kao et al. (2005): study TW 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Kao, S.; Lai, K.L.; Lin, H.C.
Title:
WHOQOL-BREF as Predictors of Mortality: A Two-Year Follow-up Study at Veteran Homes.
Source:
Quality of Life Research, 2005, Vol. 14, 1443 - 1454

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged males living in veteran homes, Taiwan, followed 2 years 2001-2003
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 689
Non Response:
7,5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At T1 at subjects residence or quiet area

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you with life in general?
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  so-so
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
1445-6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 10.9%,   2: 33.71%,   3: 35.6%,   4: 13.5%,   5: 0.9%   (total 94.61%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.57 3.93
SD:
0.90 1.86

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mortality Longevity (assessed in follow up)