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Studies

Cameron et al. (1973): study US 1971 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Cameron, P.; Kostin, J.; Kostin, M.; Titus, D.G.
Title:
The Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
Source:
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214

Investigation

Public:
Children, retarded and normal, USA,197?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 80
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire, orally administered to blind. Additional ratings by teachers and behavioral observation

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Time sampling of happy behavior:

Rating by two independent observers.
One of the observers was familiar with the general aims of the study whereas the other one was not familiar with these.  Each child was observed twice in both a class situation and at recess. It was observed for one minute and then later for another minute in the same situation by both observers independently and then rated  over that minute in that situation.

Rating options:
3 happy
2  neutral
1  unhappy
Classification:
A-CA-mi-tsb-v-3-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Error estimates:
Reliability: Interjudge agreement; average agreement of 97.7%. Validity:
Full text:
Ratings by parents:

How would you rate this child's general level of happiness....?
1 always or almost always unhappy
2  more often unhappy than happy
3  equal periods or amounts of happiness and unhappiness
4  more often happy than unhappy
5  always or almost always happy
Classification:
A-CP-g-rdf-v-5-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Being retarded Mental retardation