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Gilman & Handwerk (2001): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Gilman, R.; Handwerk, M.L.
Title:
Changes in Life Satisfaction as a Function of Stay in a Residential Setting.
Source:
Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, 2001, Vol. 18, 47 - 65

Investigation

Public:
11-14 aged in residential treatment followed 4 months, USA, 1996
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 22
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
The directions were first read aloud prior to completion of the survey. The participants were then allowed to complete the survey at their own pace, with supervisors present to respond to questions as necessary.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

I would describe my satisfaction with my overall life as..
1  dissatisfied
2  
3  
4
5
6 satisfied

Item in Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale' adjusted version
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-n-6-a
Author's label:
Global life satisfaction
Remarks:
M and SD reported for the same sample for two different time periods.
Page in publication:
54
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Residential treatment Living in a children's home
Intensive guidance
Actual changes in happiness