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Studies

Baruffol et al. (1995): study BE 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Baruffol, E.; Corten, P.; Gisle, L.
Title:
Life Satisfaction as a Mediator between Distressing Events and Neurotic Impairment in a General Population.
Source:
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1995, Vol. 92, 56 - 62

Investigation

Public:
Adults, community, Belgium, 1990-1992
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
T1- T2 attrition: 49%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single  question:

Which face comes closest to expressing feeling about life as a whole?
7  delighted
6  very satisfying
5  satisfying
4  mixed
3  dissatisfying
2  very dissatisfying
1  terrible
-   No opinion



Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (modified
version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction; overall satisfaction
Page in publication:
56, 59

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding distressing events and psychopathological status Earlier life-events
Overall degree of life-change