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: proxi rating
Our Classification
Report of proxy, usually a staff member who knew the subject well on 7 questions:

a: Does the person go outside the home ot work, study or do some daily activity three or more days a week?
b: Does the person take part in any hobby activities on a regular basis?
c: Can the person attend cultural events of his/her choice at least once a month?
d: Has the person been given information on sports and recreational opportunities suited to him/her?
e: Does the person do household chores?
f: Does the person go shopping for food or clothes, or visit the bank or post office at least twice a month?
G: Does the person take part at least once a month in activities in which there are also people who do not have Intellectual difficulty

reponse options:
1: yes
0: no
-  don't know

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a T = -1.9 p < .10            Mean activity level:
Not happy: 74.52(SD=20.73)
Happy    : 80.20(SD=18.13)