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Studies

Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Bränholm, I.B.; Degerman, E.A.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Activity Preferences in Parents of Down's Syndrome Children.
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, 1992, Vol. 20, 37 - 44

Investigation

Public:
25-55 aged, general public, Umea, northern Sweden, 1990
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 89
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfying are these different aspects of your life? Indicate the number which best suits your situation. Life as a whole is....."
1  very dissatisfying
2  dissatisfying
3  rather dissatisfying
4  rather satisfying
5  satisfying
6  very satisfying

This item was followed by eight questions on life domain satisfactions.
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Self reported level of life satisfaction
Remarks:
For analysis original scale of 6 reduced to 4 by combining Very dissatisfying, Dissatisfying and Rather dissatisfying (a+b+c).

a+b+c         5,5%
d               15,5%
e               40,8%
f                38,2%

M=   3,11             SD=   0,86
Page in publication:
120

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Men/Women Sex (male vs female) Vocational situation Current employment arrangement