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Correlational findings

Study Brooks & McKinlay (1983): study GB 1980

Public:
Severely head injured patients, Glasgow UK, 1980-82
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 55
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
completed by close relatives. Close relatives defined as the person with the main responsibility for the patient was interviewed at 3, 6 and 12 month after injury.

Correlate

Authors's label
change happiness after injury
Our Classification
Operationalization
Rating happiness by close relatives
a before injury (retropectively)
b 12 months after injury

This rating was part of an 'personality adjective checklist which intimate informats rated as the patient was BEFORE injury and NOW at the time of the interview

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-c-rdf-n-5-a D% = - p < .01 % rated happy by close relative
Before injury   85%
After injury    50%
-difference    -35%