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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:
Selfreport 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 Sex (male vs female) Age Young versus old Work 'Objective' socio-economic status
Skill level of occupation
Native Ethnic status in Sweden Change in quality of life since unfit to work Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified)
Attitudes to own (un)employment
Attitudes to retirement