Findings on happiness in Kemp & Krause (1999): study US California 1994 /1

Publication
Author(s)Kemp, B.J.; Krause, J.S.
TitleDepression and Life Satisfaction Among People Ageing with Post-Polio and Spinal Cord Injury.
SourceDisability and Rehabilitation, 1999, Vol. 21, 241 - 249
URLhttp://www.researchgate.net/publication/12918426_Depression_and_life_satisfaction_among_people_ageing_with_post-polio_and_spinal_cord_injury
DOIDoi: 10.1080/096382899297666
Investigation
PublicSpinal cord injury patients, Southern California, USA, 199?
Survey nameUnnamed study
 For Spanish-speaking individuals, all questionnaires were first translated into Spanish, then back to English by a different Spanish-speaking professional.
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 The sample was recruited from the Spinal Cord Injury Clinic at Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center (RLAMC).
Respondents N =177
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 not reported, assumed face-to-face
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported, assumed 1994
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on a single question: satisfaction overall life (full text not reported) 4 very satisfied 3 mostly satisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-4-h
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication245-246
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.90
Standard deviation0.80


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age at injuryL08aaEarlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Age at injuryH14aa01Earlier physical health, also classified as above ↑
Age at injuryL06aa01bSpecific earlier life-events, also classified as above ↑
Current ageA04abCurrent age (in years)
Duration of disabilityH14aa02cStage of disease
Level of injuryH02ab02Severity of handicap