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Moon & Mikami (2007): study JP 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Moon, J S.; Mikami, H.
Title:
Difference in subjective Well-being between ethnic Korean and Japanese elderly Residents in an Urban Community in Japan.
Source:
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 2007, Vol. 7, 371 - 379

Investigation

Public:
65+aged, ethnic Korean naturalized as Japanese and Japanese, Japan, 2005
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 425
Non Response:
21.7%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire delivered to respondents by the chairpersons of the neighborhood association or the investigator

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Write any number between 0 and 100 that describes your quality of life
100  perfect
95   
90
85  
80
75
70
65
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10  
5
0     might as well be dead
Classification:
O-QOL-u-sq-n-101-a
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
376
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%,   101: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
57.45 5.75
SD:
25.80 2.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ethnicity Ethnic status in specific nations Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Literacy Literacy Living alone Living alone or not Absence of "sense of purpose in life" Current meaning of life Pension Pension Public Assistance Later source of income GDS Depressive (f31-33) Basic ADL Degree of restriction History of lifestyle-related disease Health career Total Variants Socio-demographic + health + life-appraisals