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Studies

Eden et al. (1998): study SE 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Eden, L.; Brokhoj, T.; Ejlertsson, G.
Title:
Is Disability Pension related to Quality of Life?
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare, 1998, Vol. 7, 300 - 309

Investigation

Public:
25-59 aged disability pensioners, Kristianstad, Sweden, 1992
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 450
Non Response:
16.4%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How do you feel about your life just now?
5  very good
4  rather good
3  neither good nor bad
2  rather bad
1  very bad
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-l
Author's label:
Present quality of life
Page in publication:
302
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.4%,   2: 13.2%,   3: 39.5%,   4: 40.5%,   5: 4.3%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.31 -
SD:
0.84 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement status Unfit for work Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Young versus old Work Skill level of occupation
'Objective' socio-economic status
Native Ethnic status in Sweden Change in quality of life since unfit to work Attitudes to own (un)employment
Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified)
Attitudes to retirement