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Studies

Kemp & Krause (1999): study US California 1994 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Kemp, B.J.; Krause, J.S.
Title:
Depression and Life Satisfaction Among People Ageing with Post-Polio and Spinal Cord Injury.
Source:
Disability and Rehabilitation, 1999, Vol. 21, 241 - 249

Investigation

Public:
Spinal cord injury patients, Southern California, USA, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 177
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
not reported, assumed face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on a single question:

satisfaction overall life (full text not reported)
4  very satisfied
3  mostly satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-4-h
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Page in publication:
245-246
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.90 -
SD:
0.80 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Duration of disability Stage of disease Age at injury Specific earlier life-events
Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Earlier physical health
Current age Current age (in years) Level of injury Severity of handicap