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Xu & Wu (1988): study CN 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Xu, S.; Wu, Z.
Title:
A preliminary survey of the psychological and social situation of the elderly in Beijing.
Source:
International Journal of Mental Health, 1988, Vol. 16, 51 - 66

Investigation

Public:
55+ aged, Being China, 198?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 175
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Self completed and administered in personal interviews

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"...... how satisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole......?"
(Full question not reported)
1    not very satisfied
2    somewhat satisfied
3    very satisfied
4    extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 32.1%,   2: 208%,   3: 43.4%,   4: 3.8%   (total 287.3%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.81
SD:
0.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Average income of family members Household income Happy events Sum of positive life-events Occupational group Earlier occupation stresses Sum of negative life-events Health status Self-perceived health Self-evaluation Evaluation of self-as-a-whole