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
Participation: self rating
Our Classification
Self report on 8 questions:

a: Have you been in a restaurant, bar or coffee shop during the past month?
b: Do you take physical exercise at least once a week?
c: Are you a member of any club or team that meets regularly?
d: Do you enjoy art?
e: Do you have any future plans concerning your education, living arrangements or work?
f: Are you a member of any association(such as associations for the disabled or voluntary organisations)?
g: Did you vote in the last election?
H: Have you visited anyone during the past month?

Reponse option:
1: yes
0: no
-  don't know

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a T = -4.4 p < .01 Mean activity
Happy     = 65.57(SD=20.94)
Not happy = 52.04(SD=24.34)