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Studies

Rosenfield (1997): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Rosenfield, S.
Title:
Labelling Mental Illness: The Effects of Received Services and Percieved Stigma on Life Satisfaction.
Source:
American Sociological Review, 1997, Vol. 62, 660 - 672

Investigation

Public:
20-70 Chronic mental patients, USA, 1989,
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 157
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
By clinical psychologists and psychiatric nurses.

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:
Overall Subjective Quality of Lfe
Page in publication:
664
Error estimates:
Alpha=+ .85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived stigma Perceived popularity
Self-perceived reputation
Received Vocational rehabilitation Support/training for coping with mental disability Received Financial support Current social support received Received Empowerment training Support/training for coping with mental disability Participated in Mental illness /chemical abuse groups Support/training for coping with mental disability
Current social support received
Health education
Current medical consumption
Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Recieved Leisure activities support Support/training for coping with mental disability Received Time structuring support Support/training for coping with mental disability