Findings on happiness in Cheng & Chan (2006): study HK 2000

Author(s)Cheng, S.T.; Chan, A.C.
TitleRelationship with Others and Life Satisfaction in Later Life: Do Gender and Widowhood make a Difference?
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 2006, Vol. 61b, 46 - 53
Public60+ aged, Hong Kong, 2000
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =1616
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksDetails about measurement taken from Cheng, Chan & Phillips ( 2004)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions A Happiness B Life-satisfaction Texts not reported Summation: A+B
Author's labelSatisfaction with current life
Page in publication49
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.741.23

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Companionshipshow  Current contacts with friends
Familyshow  Current climate
Familyshow  Current social support received, also classified as above ↑
Financial strainshow  Sufficiency of current income
Formal activitiesshow  Concern about social participation
Formal activitiesshow  Current total social participation, also classified as above ↑
Friendshipshow  Number of close friends
Fullfilling activitiesshow  Current self-characterization
General healthshow  Current general health status
Housing qualityshow  Quality of current dwelling
Intergenerational relationsshow  Current relation with one's children
Intergenerational relationsshow  Support received from children, also classified as above ↑
Mobility and vitalityshow  Restrictions in moving
Mobility and vitalityshow  Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Oral healthshow  Oral diseases (k00-14)
Sleepshow  Quality of sleep