Findings on happiness in Chan & Lee (2006): study CN 2000

Author(s)Chan, Y.K.; Lee, R.P.
TitleNetwork Size, Social Support and Happiness in Later Life: A Comparative Study of Beijing and Hong Kong.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 87 - 112
Public60+aged, China, 2000
Collect periodSummer
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability stratified sample
Respondents N =2125
 Beijing N= 1004, Hong Kong N= 1121
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 structured questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question How happy are you now? 5 very happy 4 somewhat happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not very happy 1 not happy at all - DK - NA
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication94
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.911.82

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
City of residenceshow  Region in China
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Gender (male)show  Sex (male vs female)
Incomeshow  Personal income
Network Sizeshow  Number of close friends
Social supportshow  Perceived availability of social support
Total varianceshow  Socio-demographic + social support