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Correlational findings

Study Matikka & Ojanen (2002): study FI 1994

Public:
18-77 aged intellectually disabled, Finland, 1994-2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 376
Non Response:
15%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in their home setting or in work places

Correlate

Authors's label
Personal control: proxi rating
Our Classification
Operationalization
Report of proxy, usually a staff member who knew the subject well, on 6 questions

- Does the person have his/her own room?
- Can the person invite his/her family and friends over, even for the night?
- Does the person move freely around the area close to his/her home?
- Has the person been able to choose furniture or fabrics in the home him/herself?
- Does the person have a key to his/her own home or room?
- Can the person decide who he/she lives with?

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a T = -1.5 ns Mean control:
Happy     = 81.26(SD=23.16)
Not happy = 75.58(SD=25.23)