Findings on happiness in Chan, D. et al. (2017): study ZZ Developing nations 2012

Author(s)Chan, D., D.; Hamamura, T., T.; Man Wai Li, L.
TitleIs trusting others related to better health? An investigation of older adults across six non-western countries
SourceJournal of cross-cultural psychology, 2017, vol.48(8) 1288-1301
Public50+ aged, 6 non-Western developing countries, 201?
Survey nameWorld-WHO-HealthInfo
SampleSampling not reported
 Adults older than 50 years
Respondents N =35329
 China:13367, Ghana: 4724, India: 7150, Mexico: 2315, Russia: 3933, South Africa: 3840
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Not reported, face-to-face assumed
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Are you.. 4 very happy 3 2 1 very unhappy Intermediate labels not reported
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication1293
RemarksChina: M=3.58 SD=.70 Ghana: M=3.52 SD=.86 India: M=3.46 SD=.77 Mexico: M=3.45 SD=.78 Russia: M=3.33 SD=.76 South Africa: M=3.56 SD=.87
Finding used in
nation ranks

Full textSelfreport on single question Taking all things together, how saisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 5 very satisfied 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied Labels of intermediate response options not reported
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication1293
RemarksChina: M=3.65 SD=.68 Ghana: M=3.48 SD=.83 India: M=3.69 SD=.77 Mexico: M=3.92 SD=.64 Russia: M= 3.45 SD=77 South Africa: M=3.63 SD=.82
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04ab03Age difference among elderly
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Generalized trustT04ab02Trust in people
Human Development IndexN14ab04Modernity of nation
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)