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Studies

Fugl-Meyer et al. (1991a): study SE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Fugl-Meyer, A.R.; Eklund, M.; Fugl-Meyer, K.S.
Title:
Vocational Rehabilitation in Northern Sweden III. Aspects of Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1991, Vol. 23, 83 - 87

Investigation

Public:
Handicapped referred for vocational rehabilitation,followed 2 years, Umea, Sweden, 1984-1986
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 149
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1:interview + structured questionnaire, T2: 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:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Remarks:
Distribution at T1 (N=149).
Page in publication:
87
Error estimates:
Retest T2 after 2 months: rs=+.66 p<.001 (N = 53, randomly selected from 126 Ss at follow-up)
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6%,   2: 7%,   3: 18%,   4: 30%,   5: 29%,   6: 10%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.99 6.46
SD:
1.30 2.32

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding change in life satisfaction Actual changes in happiness satisfaction with life as a whole Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)