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Correlational findings

Study Brorsson et al. (1993): study SE 1991 /1

Public:
18-84 aged, victims of traffic accidents 2 years ago, Sweden,1991
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2349
Non Response:
41%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Injured
Our Classification
Operationalization
0: General population
1: Seriously injured in traffic accident.
   Judged as needing hospital care by police officer at the place of accident.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-a DM = - General population M = 3.9
Injured            M = 3.1
- difference          -0.8

Affect Balance computed by WDH team; subtraction average negative affect from average positive affect.

Accident victems score lower on both positive affect (71,9 vs 75,6) and negative affect (68,8 vs 71,7), which indicates reduced emotionality.