Findings on happiness in Wu & Wu (2008): study TW 1998

Publication
Author(s)Wu, C.H.; Wu, C.Y.
TitleLife Satisfaction in Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 85, 447 - 460
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-007-9136-0
Investigation
PublicPsychiatric outpatients,Taiwan, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Inclusion criteria: a) age 18 or older, b) a DSM-IV diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, c) living in the community at the time of the study, d) ability to comprehend and provide reliable answers in a paper and pencil test
Respondents N =324
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: The conditions of my life are excellent 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale; 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationO-SLC-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 2
Page in publication451
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.11
Standard deviation1.87


Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole my life is close to how I would like it to be 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 neither disagree nor agree 4 agree 5 strongly agree - don't know
ClassificationC-RA-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS Item 3
Page in publication451
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.36
Standard deviation1.83


Full textSelfreport on single question: So far, I have achieved most important things I want in my life 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationC-RG-h-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 4
Page in publication451
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.31
Standard deviation1.84


Full textSelfreport on single question: In most ways my life is close to ideal 1 strongly disagree 2 agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 4 disagree 5 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS) Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelSWLS item 1
Page in publication451
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.92
Standard deviation1.80


Full textSelfreport on four questions: Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. 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 Answers rated: 5 strongly agree 4 slightly agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 2 slightly disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C+D divided by 4 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) (In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's labelSWLS
Page in publication451
RemarksAverage computed by WDH team from separate items reported in table 5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 4 - 20On range 0 - 10
Mean4.18
Standard deviation