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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 13 questions

A  
In general, are you satisfied with your life?
Rated 0 = very low satisfaction to 10 = very high satisfaction

B
Selfreport on 12 questions:
During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel
a.  So sad nothing could cheer you up
b.  Nervous
c.  Restless or fidgety
d.  Hopeless
e.  That everything was an effort
f.   Worthless
g. Cheerful
h.  In good spirits
i.    Extremely happy
j.   Calm and peaceful
k.  Satisfied
l.   Full of life

Rated: 1 = never to 5 = all the time/always
Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale
NA = mean of reversed scores a to f
PA = mean of scores g to l

SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING:
Average of total affect score and life satisfaction
Classification:
M-AO-*-mq-*-5-a
Author's label:
subjective wellbeing
Page in publication:
862
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range - 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 participation in voluntary associations Participation; Community Current participation in voluntary associations 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