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Kinney & Coyle (1992): study US 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Kinney, W.B.; Coyle, C.P.
Title:
Predicting Life Satisfaction Among Adults With Physical Disabilities.
Source:
Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation, 1992, VoI. 73, 863 - 869

Investigation

Public:
18-55 aged, physically disabled, USA,1992
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 790
Non Response:
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
Remarks:
Mean computed by WDH-team
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:
5.06

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment Current employment status
Full-time vs part-time
Unemployed involuntary
Leisure Satisfaction with leisure Standard of living Satisfaction with living conditions in nation Self-esteem Self-confidant Health Satisfaction with health Religion Satisfaction with religion Marriage Married state (compared to non-married states)