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Li et al. (2008): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Li, D.; Chen, T.; Wu, Z.
Title:
An Exploration of the Subjective Well-Being of the Chinese Oldest-Old.
Source:
Healthy Longevity in China, Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, 2008, Vol. 20, 347 - 356

Investigation

Public:
80+ aged, China, 2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 11175
Non Response:
1285
Assessment:
Multiple methods
computer-assisted self interview (CASI), face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How would you rate your quality of life?
1  very poor
2  poor
3  neither poor nor good
4  good
5  very good
Classification:
O-QOL-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
How do you feel about your life?
Page in publication:
349
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.1%,   2: 6.3%,   3: 31.3%,   4: 47.3%,   5: 14%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.67
SD:
0.83

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Education Years schooling Residence Rural vs urban dwelling
Community size
Main financial source Source of current income Living arrangement Living alone or not
Current household-composition
Living in an old age home
Lived with spouse Living alone or not Chat with whom Socializing
Current contacts
Confide with whom Socializing
Intimate discussions
Ask for help from whom Sources of current support