Findings on happiness in Li et al. (2008): study CN 2002 /1

Author(s)Li, D.; Chen, T.; Wu, Z.
TitleAn Exploration of the Subjective Well-Being of the Chinese Oldest-Old.
SourceHealthy Longevity in China, Demographic Methods and Population Analysis, 2008, Vol. 20, 347 - 356
DOIDOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6752-5_21
Public65+ aged, China, 2002
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey
SampleMixed samples
 All centenarians from the randomly selected counties and cities of 22 provinces in China who agreed to participate in the study. For each centenarian, one octogenarian aged 80-89 living nearby, one nearby nonagenarian aged 90-99, and one nearby younger elder aged 65-79 of predesignated age and sex were interviewed.
Respondents N =16020
 80+ aged: 11175 65-79: 4845
Non Response2511
 11,5 percent of the oldest-old and 0,6 percent of the youg-old missed reporting life satisfaction, due to hearing loss, cognitive impairment and/or other diseases, and illiteracy
AssesmentMultiple methods
 computer-assisted self interview, face-to-face interview, self-enumarated
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How would you rate your quality of life? 1 very poor 2 poor 3 neither poor nor good 4 good 5 very good
Author's labelHow do you feel about your life?
Page in publication351
RemarksMean calculated by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.83

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Oldest-old/Young-oldshow  Age difference among elderly