Correlational findings

Study Gilman & Handwerk (2001): study US 1996

11-14 aged in residential treatment followed 4 months, USA, 1996
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 22
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
The directions were first read aloud prior to completion of the survey. The participants were then allowed to complete the survey at their own pace, with supervisors present to respond to questions as necessary.


Authors's Label
Residential treatment
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Time 1: Cronbach's alpha=0,76 Time 2: Cronbach's alpha=0,70
Life satisfaction was measured at two points of time of the residential treatment. Time 1: Upon first arrival Time 2: Between 4 to 7 months after arrival at institution
Residential treatment in Father Flanagan's Boy's Home (FFBH) involves the Teaching-Family Model (TFM), in which a highly trained, married couple resides in a large, domestic home with eight school-aged children. The TFM emphasizes a normalized environment in which adolescents are taught a variety of socal, academic, and vocational skills using a token economy motivation system.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-n-6-a DM = + Time 1     : M=3,61  SD=1,05
Time 2     : M=4,44  SD=0,80
-Difference:  +0,83
O-SLu-u-sq-n-6-a t. = 4.29 p < .01 Paired sample t-tests were conducted (between Time 1 and Time 2).Effect size=0.79