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Studies

Holloway & Carson (1999): study GB 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Holloway, F.; Carson, J.
Title:
Subjective Quality of Life, Psychopathology, Satisfacton with Care and Insight: An Exploratory Study.
Source:
International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 1999, Vol. 45, 259 - 267

Investigation

Public:
Mental patients, UK, followed 3 years,1990-1993
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 70
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Global Subjective Qualiry of Life; GSQOL
Page in publication:
261
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.73
SD:
1.38

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Home Quality of current dwelling Leisure Leisure activity level Relationship Current intimate relationships Freedom Feeling free (vs restrained)
Amount of restrictions perceived
Opportunity Mixed multiple life-appraisals Life Expierience Checklist (LEC) Mixed multiple life-appraisals Leisure Satisfaction with leisure Religion Satisfaction with religion Finances Satisfaction with income\finances Accommodation Satisfaction with housing Legal/safety Perceived safety in vinicity
Attitudes to victimization
Family Attitudes to family of origin
Satisfaction with intimacy
Social life Satisfaction with intimacy
Satisfaction with personal contacts
Health Satisfaction with health
Multiple aspect evaluations of life
Self Concept Current self-characterization Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) Depressive (f31-33) CPRS depression Depressive (f31-33) SAPS total score Psychotic SANS total score Psychotic
Change in mental health
Scores on symptom inventories
SBS severe and moderate problems Psychotic (f99) Global Subjective Quality of Life Scores on symptom inventories
Mixed multiple life-appraisals
Sexe Sex (male vs female) Ethnicity in Britain Ethnic status in Britain Martial status Married vs never married
Vs formerly married (widowed+divorced+separated)
Change in domain satisfactions Change in life-appraisals Change in depression Change in mental health
Depressive (f31-33)
Change in psychiatric symptoms Change in mental health
Psychotic (f99)
Change in insight Change in mental health
Current positive mental health
Change in satisfaction with care Change in life-appraisals
Satisfaction with treatment
Change in social behaviour Change in mental health Disability Degree of restriction