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Studies

Sullivan et al. (1991): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Sullivan, G.; Leake, B.; Wells, K.B.
Title:
Quality of Life of Seriously Mentally Ill Persons in Mississippi.
Source:
Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1991, Vol. 42, 752 -755

Investigation

Public:
Former inpatients of mental hospital, Mississipi, 1988
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 130
Non Response:
22%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
At home by mental health case managers

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

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

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life in general
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:
5.30 7.17

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Living area Region in USA normal vs mentally ill Current general mental health normal vs schizophrenia Current general mental health
Schizophrenic (f20)