Correlational findings

Study Matikka & Ojanen (2002): study FI 1994

18-77 aged intellectually disabled, Finland, 1994-2000
N = 376
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
in their home setting or in work places


Authors's label
Personal control: self rating
Our Classification
Self report on 9 questions concerning choices in their everyday setting

- Did you choose where tho live(in which institution, group home or aprtment)
- Do you have a key to your own apartment or to your own room?
- Can you take a snack whenever you want?
- Do you cook at least once a week?
- Do you have your own bank account where you can draw money?
- Do you have any domestic chores that you are responsible for?
- Can you ask your friends to visit whenever you want to?
- Does anybody read your mail without your permission?
- Did someone else choose your furniture or carpets?

reponse option: 'yes', 'no', 'don't know'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a T = -3.5 p < .01 Mean control score
Happy     = 75.76(SD=19.38)
Not happy = 65.45(SD=25.42)