Findings on happiness in Estwing-Ferrans & Powers (1992): study US 1987

Publication
Author(s)Estwing-Ferrans, C.; Powers, M.J.
TitlePsychometric Assessment of the Quality of Life Index.
SourceResearch in Nursing & Health, 1992, Vol. 15, 29 - 38
Investigation
PublicRenal patients, USA 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability systematic sample
 800 subjects were selected randomly from the population of In-unit hemodialysis patients (N= 2967) from 93% of the counties of Illinois.
Respondents N =349
 36 subjects were ineligible, 57% of (800 minus 36=435) minus 85(missing data)=350 , returned the questionnaire (that is approximately a 46% response rate).
Non Response54%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 somewhat dissatisfied 4 somewhat satisfied 5 satisfied 6 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-g-sq-v-6-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication32
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Satisfaction with achievements of personal goals.H07aa03fO-SL by C-RG
Satisfaction with achievements of personal goals.L07ac04Satisfaction with goal-achievement, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with achievements of personal goals.L04ac01pSuccessful (vs failure), also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with family.F03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with health and functioningH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with health and functioningL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with peace of mind.P05czSolidary, cooperative
Satisfaction with Psychological/SpritualL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with Socio-economic situation.L04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with your happiness in general.H07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
Satisfaction with yourself in general.B03ac01Morphological characteristics