Findings on happiness in Li et al. (2007): study CN Yunnan 2000

Author(s)Li, Y.; Aranda, M.; Chi, I.
TitleHealth and Life Satisfaction of Ethic Minority Older Adults in Mainland China: Effects of Financial Strain.
SourceInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2007, Vol. 64, 361 - 379
Public60+aged, China, 2000
Survey nameCN-ChinaAgedPopSurvey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =995
 The sample consisted of both ethnic minority and non-minority elders. Minority (N=330), majority (N=663)
Non Response2.2%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: 'How satisfied are you with your life now?' 5 very satisfied 2 satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication365, 367
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.95

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Financial Strainshow  Sufficiency of current income
Majority (vs minority)show  Ethnic status in China
Total Variantsshow  Socio-demographic factors only