Findings on happiness in Cheung et al. (2005): study HK 2001

Publication
Author(s)Cheung, C.K.; Chan, S.S.; Kwan, A.Y.; Ngan, R.M.
TitleQuality of Life in Older Adults: Benefits from Caring Services in Hong Kong.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 71, 29 1- 334
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-8021-3
Investigation
PublicElderly, Hong Kong, 2001
Collect period10/2001-2/2002
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =3000
 The survey set quotas for surveying young older people (aged 65-74), old older people (aged 75-84) and very old older people (aged 85+) using or not using services of social centers, community care and residential care. The quotas ensured that the sample of older Chinese adults showed a fair distribution in age ranges and services in use.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: .. Global life quality.. (full text not reported) 0 lowest quality . . 100 highest quality Rated on line scale with 10 point demarcations between 0 and 100 Name: Spitzer Uniscale
ClassificationO-QOL-c-sq-ol-101-a
Author's labelGlobal quality of life
Page in publication303
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 100On range 0 - 10
Mean65.436.54
Standard deviation30.303.03


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Age difference among elderly
Chronic Illnessesshow  Current disease (who icd-10 classification)
Chronic Illnessesshow  Degree of restriction, also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Diabetes (e10-14), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Diseases of digestive system (k00-93), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Diseases of nervous system (g00-99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Hypertensive diseases (i10-15), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Infectious and parasitic diseases (a00-b99), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Injuries (s00-t98), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Prostate cancer, also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Renal failure (n17-19), also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Restrictions in seeing, also classified as above ↑
Chronic Illnessesshow  Rheumatism (m00-25), also classified as above ↑
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Income levelshow  Household income
Income sourceshow  Type of income
Living arrangementshow  Dependent persons in household
Living arrangementshow  Living with children, also classified as above ↑
Living arrangementshow  Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Living arrangementshow  Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Marital Statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Religious faithshow  Current religious denomination
Residenceshow  Type of current dwelling
Service use frequency (each time per day)show  Kind of social support received
Service use frequency (each time per day)show  Services, also classified as above ↑
Socio-demographic factorsshow  Socio-demographic factors only
Use of care facilitiesshow  Current social support received
Use of care facilitiesshow  Living in a nursing home, also classified as above ↑
Use of care facilitiesshow  Services, also classified as above ↑