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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
CompanionshipF06acCurrent contacts with friends
FamilyF02ac04Current climate
FamilyS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Financial strainI01acSufficiency of current income
Formal activitiesS08ac01Concern about social participation
Formal activitiesS08abCurrent total social participation, also classified as above ↑
FriendshipF06ab01Number of close friends
Fullfilling activitiesS02abCurrent self-characterization
General healthH14abCurrent general health status
Housing qualityH22ab03Quality of current dwelling
Intergenerational relationsC05abCurrent relation with one's children
Intergenerational relationsC05ab03Support received from children, also classified as above ↑
Mobility and vitalityH14ac02bRestrictions in moving
Mobility and vitalityA02ac12Sporting, also classified as above ↑
Oral healthH14ad11aOral diseases (k00-14)
SleepS04ab02Quality of sleep