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Studies

Lehman et al. (1992): study US 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Lehman, A.F.; Myers, P.C.; Slaughter, J.G.
Title:
Quality of Life Experiences of the Chronically Mentally Ill.
Source:
Evaluation and Program Planning, 1992, Vol. 15, 7 - 12

Investigation

Public:
Mental Patients, United States, 1986
Survey name:
US-MentalHealthSurv1976
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 99
Non Response:
7
Assessment:
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

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 life
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Psychiatric symptoms Scores on symptom inventories Decade Stage of life Gender Sex (male vs female)