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Debats (1996a): study NL 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Debats, D.L.
Title:
Meaning in Life: Clinical Relevance and Predictive Power.
Source:
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1996, Vol. 35, 503 - 516

Investigation

Public:
18-42 aged mental patients,before and after psychotherapy, Netherlands, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 114
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 2 questions

A  To what extend do you regard yourself as a jappy person?
     4 very happy
     3 happy
     2 doubtful
     1 not that happy
B  How satisfied are you with your prent life?
     4 very satisfied
     3 satisfied
     2 doubtful
     1 not that satisfied

Computation; (A+B)/2

name: Happiness Index (Debats 1996)
Classification:
O-Sum-*-mq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Happiness Index (HI)
Page in publication:
table 6
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.75 -
SD:
1.36 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sense of fulfilment: Life Regard Index Fulfillment Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating)
Worthwhile
Flourishing scales
Life worth living
Sense of purpose: Life Regard Index Framework Current motivation
Sense of purpose
Sense of fulfilment and purpose: Life Regard Index Meaningful (vs useless)
Life Regard Index (Batista & Almond 1973)
Earlier sense of fulfilment: Life Regard Index Fulfillment Earlier sense of fulfilment Self Esteem Scale Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate)
Satisfaction with self care
Feeling proud
Self confidence in nation
Symptom Cheklist -90- Revised WORRIES
Self ratings of mental health
SES Earlier sense of purpose: Life Regard Index Framework Earlier sense of purpose