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Studies

Matikka & Ojanen (2002): study FI 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Matikka, L.M.; Ojanen, M.
Title:
Happiness in Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
Source:
Paper 2002, FAMR Research Unit, Helsinki, Finland

Investigation

Public:
18-77 aged intellectually disabled, Finland, 1994-2000
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 376
Non Response:
15%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
in their home setting or in work places

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you happy with your life?
2  yes
1  no
-   don't know
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
happy person
Remarks:
yes: 93%
no: 7%
Page in publication:
5
Error estimates:
Retest correlation after 3 weeks: Phi=.69
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 93%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.93 9.30
SD:
0.26 2.55

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) level of intellectual disability Mental retardation type of housing Current household-composition
Living in a home for handicapped
Age group Current age (in years) Personal control: self rating Current absence of restrictions (social freedom)
Restrictiveness of setting
Participation: self rating Current total social participation Personal control: proxi rating Current absence of restrictions (social freedom)
Current total social participation
Participation: proxi rating Current total social participation Social inclusion Current contacts