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Lai & McDonald (1995): study CA Calgary, Alberta 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Lai, D.W.; McDonald, J.R.
Title:
Life Satisfaction of Chinese Elderly Immigrants in Calgary
Source:
Canadian Journal on Aging,1995, Vol.14, 536 - 552

Investigation

Public:
Chinese elderly immigrants, Canada, 1991
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 100
Non Response:
14.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  average
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
541
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.06
SD:
0.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Length of residency in Canada Time since migration Financial adequacy Sufficiency of current income English capacity Later language Activity level Social support Perceived availability of social support
Current social support received
Self-esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Sense of personal control Inner locus of control Psychological health Self ratings of mental health Physical health Current general health status Self-perceived health Self-perceived health