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Sagie (2015): study IL 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Sagie, O.
Title:
Predictors of Well-being Among Older Gays and Lesbians
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 120, 859 - 870

Investigation

Public:
56-80 aged gays and lesbians, Israel, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 209
Non Response:
70
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 26 questions

A   Selfreport on life satisfaction on 5 questions.
      During the last semester
      a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
      b  The conditions of my life are excellent
      c  I am satisfied with my life
      d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
      e  If I could live my life over, I would change nothing

B:  How do you feel during the last semester?
     a  nervous
     b  distressed
     c  afraid
     d  jittery
     e  irritable
     f  upset
     g  scared
     h  exiled
     i   ashamed
     j   guilty
     k  hostile
    l  active
    m  determined
    n  inspired
    o  enthusiastic
   p  alert
   q  attentive
   r  proud
   s  strong
   t  interested

All questions rated: 1 not at all to 9 very much

Computation: ((Aa-e)/5 + (Ba-k)/10 -(Bl-t)10)/2

Source: A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), B: Watson's Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)
Classification:
M-AO-cq-mq-n-9-a
Author's label:
subjective wellbeing
Page in publication:
862
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 9 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.87 3.59
SD:
0.48 0.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among elderly
Current age (in years)
Gender Sex (male vs female) Health Self-perceived health
Self ratings of mental health
Function Current functional health Accessibility: Religious Amenities in vinicity
Religious climate in society
Accessibility: Community Amenities in vinicity Accessibility: Social Amenities in vinicity Participation: Objective Current total social participation
Time spend at home
Participation: Social Current organizational participation Participation; Community Current organizational participation Participation: Religious Current total social participation
Participation in church
Participation: Subjective Satisfaction with organizational participation Environment and living conditions Attitudes to quality of local environment Participation: Hope Current hope