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Studies

Hofoss (2004): study NO 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Hofoss, D.
Title:
Healthy Living Does not Reduce Life Satisfaction among Physically Handicapped Persons.
Source:
Patient Education and Counseling, 2004, Vol. 52, 17 - 22

Investigation

Public:
25 -50 aged physically handicapped, Norway, 1984-1986
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 5572
Non Response:
11,9%
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mailed questionnaire and health check

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life at the moment, would you say that you are by and large satisfied with life or are you mostly dissatisfied
7  very much satisfied
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  so-so
3  quite dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
1  very much dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Satisfaction with Life
Remarks:
Satisfaction answers were dichotomised as
0 "so-so, quite dissatisfied, very dissatisfied or very much dissatisified"  36,52%
1 "very much satisfied, very satisfied or quite satisfied" 63,48%
Page in publication:
19

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Married/cohabiting Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Occupational status Current employment status
Unfit for work
Lifestyle Current healthy life-style Handicap Severity of handicap