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Studies

Oliver et al. (1996): study ZZ Western nations 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Oliver, J.P.; Bridges, K.; Huxley, P.J.; Mohamad, H.
Title:
Quality of Life and Mental Health Services.
Source:
Routledge, 1996. London, UK

Investigation

Public:
Chronic mental patients, UK, USA, 1993-1994
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1430
Non Response:
2,6%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c
Author's label:
Perceived Quality of life
Page in publication:
256-266
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.60 5.60
SD:
2.70
Full text:
Rating by interviewer

Instructions not reported
1  miserable
2  unhappy
3  reasonably happy
4  happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-rdv-v-4-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
266
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 11.3%,   2: 51.5%,   3: 25.5%,   4: 11.6%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.38 4.59
SD:
0.83 2.78
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole?
7  delighted
6  very pleased
5  pleased
4  mixed feelings
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
267
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:
4.25
SD:
1.35

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Age male Sex (male vs female)