Findings on happiness in Rosenfield (1992): study US 1988

Publication
Author(s)Rosenfield, S.
TitleFactors Contributing to the Subjective Quality of Life of the Chronic Mentally Ill.
SourceJournal of Health and Social Behavior, 1992, Vol. 33, 299 - 315
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/2137310?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
Investigation
Public20-70 aged, 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 of vocational functioning, New Jersey
Collect period11
 november 1988 - november 1989
Survey nameNot available
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 at 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 Qualitiy of life
Page in publication300
RemarksSame question asked at the beginning and end of the interview. r=+.73
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Basic Needs- services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Daily living skillsH13ab02dDaily living skills
Daily living skillsR11ab01Personal qualities, also classified as above ↑
Daily living skills - services recievedH16af02Care
Daily living skills - services recievedH16ag02cbOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Daily living skills - services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑
Degree of negative symptomsH13ab01Expert ratings of mental health
Degree of positive symptomsH13ab01Expert ratings of mental health
EducationE01aaDevelopment of one's education
Empowerment- services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Need for structureT01acCurrent time-organization
Need for structureP08ab02Planning ability, also classified as above ↑
Need for supervisionH16ai01Perceived need for treatment
Negative eventsL06ab01Burden of current life-events
RaceE04ab03tEthnic status in the USA
Services recieved for psychiatric symptomsH12acCurrent medical consumption
Services recieved for psychiatric symptomsS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Services recieved for psychiatric symptomsC10ab04ecMedical services, also classified as above ↑
Services recieved for psychiatric symptomsH16abTreatment for mental disorder (clinical psychology, psycihatry), also classified as above ↑
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
Social contactsS06abCurrent contacts
Social contacts- services recievedH16af02Care
Social contacts- services recievedS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Social contacts- services recievedH16ae03aIndividual counselling, also classified as above ↑
Social contacts- services recievedH16ag02cbOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Social contacts- services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑
Social skillsF06adCurrent friendship network
Social skillsI07abCurrent intimate relationships, also classified as above ↑
Social skillsS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Social skillsP05cuSelf-confidant, also classified as above ↑
Social skillsP05cySociable, also classified as above ↑
Social skills - services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Specific services recieved for planning timeH16af02Care
Specific services recieved for planning timeH16ae03aIndividual counselling, also classified as above ↑
Specific services recieved for planning timeH16ag02cbOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Specific services recieved for planning timeH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑
Structure of activities - services recievedS10abCurrent social support received
Structure of activities - services recievedS08abCurrent total social participation, also classified as above ↑
Structure of activities - services recievedT01ad06Time spend socializing, also classified as above ↑
Supervision and Guidance- services recievedH16ag02bFrequency of use
Supervision and Guidance- services recievedH16ab02bIntensive guidance, also classified as above ↑
Supervision and Guidance- services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability, also classified as above ↑
Type of psychiatric treatment recievedH16ab01Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Type of psychiatric treatment recievedH16af02Care, also classified as above ↑
Type of psychiatric treatment recievedH16ab02Kind of treatment for mental disorder, also classified as above ↑
Type of psychiatric treatment recievedH16ag02cdMandatory, also classified as above ↑
Vocational Rehabilitation/Specific services recievedH16ab02eSupport/training for coping with mental disability
Vocational skillsW06ab02Self-perceived work-performance