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Studies

Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990

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:
Biological parents of children with Down's syndrome, Norbotton County, Sweden, 1990
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 74
Non Response:
0%
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:
Question originally rated on a 6-step scale. Afterwards reduced to 4 step, by combining Very dissatisfying, Dissatisfying)and Rather dissatisfying (a+b+c).

a+b+c                  3,0%      
d                        16,0%
e                        51,0%
f                         30,0%

M=  3,08       SD=    0,75
Page in publication:
120

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Vocational situation Current employment arrangement Parents with or without Down's syndrome child Handicap/health of one's children
Down syndrome (q90-99)
Age of children dichotomized younger vs older 9 years Age of children
Down syndrome (q90-99)