Findings on happiness in Sagie (2015): study IL 2009

Author(s)Sagie, O.
TitlePredictors of Well-being Among Older Gays and Lesbians
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 120, 859 - 870
DOIdoi: 10.1007/s11205-014-0608-8
Public56-80 aged gays and lesbians, Israel, 2009
Collect period2
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =209
Non Response70
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on 26 questions A Selfreport on life satisfaction on 5 questions. During the last semester a In most ways my life is close to ideal b The conditions of my life are excellent c I am satisfied with my life d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life e If I could live my life over, I would change nothing B: How do you feel during the last semester? a nervous b distressed c afraid d jittery e irritable f upset g scared h exiled i ashamed j guilty k hostile l active m determined n inspired o enthusiastic p alert q attentive r proud s strong t interested All questions rated: 1 not at all to 9 very much Computation: ((Aa-e)/5 + (Ba-k)/10 -(Bl-t)10)/2 Source: A: Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), B: Watson's Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)
Author's labelsubjective wellbeing
Page in publication862
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 9On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.480.60

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Accessibility: CommunityL12ab04Amenities in vinicity
Accessibility: ReligiousL12ab04Amenities in vinicity
Accessibility: ReligiousR12ag03Religious climate in society, also classified as above ↑
Accessibility: SocialL12ab04Amenities in vinicity
AgeA04ab03Age difference among elderly
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years), also classified as above ↑
Environment and living conditionsL13ac03Attitudes to quality of local environment
FunctionH14acCurrent functional health
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
HealthH13ab02Self ratings of mental health
HealthH14ab02Self-perceived health, also classified as above ↑
Participation: HopeH19abCurrent hope
Participation: ObjectiveS08abCurrent total social participation
Participation: ObjectiveT01ad03Time spend at home, also classified as above ↑
Participation: ReligiousS08abCurrent total social participation
Participation: ReligiousR12ad02Participation in church, also classified as above ↑
Participation: SocialS07abCurrent organizational participation
Participation: SubjectiveS07ac02Satisfaction with organizational participation
Participation; CommunityS07abCurrent organizational participation