Findings on happiness in Rosenfield (1997): study US 1988

Publication
Author(s)Rosenfield, S.
TitleLabelling Mental Illness: The Effects of Received Services and Percieved Stigma on Life Satisfaction.
SourceAmerican Sociological Review, 1997, Vol. 62, 660 - 672
URLhttps://www.jstor.org/stable/2657432?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Investigation
Public20-70 Chronic mental patients, USA, 1989,
 Participants of The Club/Habilitation Service program with a history of psychiatric disorder of two or more years with significant impairement in social or vocational functioning, New Jersey
Collect period11
 november 1988 - november 1989
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =157
Non Response7%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 By clinical psychologists and psychiatric nurses.
General remarksProgram of the Unit of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of the New-Jersey Community Mental Health Center in Piscataway, New Jersey
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global lifesatisfaction'
ClassificationO-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's labelOverall Subjective Quality of Lfe
Page in publication664
RemarksAlpha=+ .85
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Received Vocational rehabilitationH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groupsH16ab01Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groupsH12acCurrent medical consumption, also classified as above ↑
Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groupsS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groupsH17af05Health education, also classified as above ↑
Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groupsH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑
Perceived stigmaP10ab02Perceived popularity
Perceived stigmaS02ag01Self-perceived reputation, also classified as above ↑
Received Empowerment trainingH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Received Financial supportS10abCurrent social support received
Received Time structuring supportH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Recieved Leisure activities supportH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability