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Studies

Uppal (2006): study CA 1991

Publication

Author(s):
Uppal, S.
Title:
Impact of the Timing, Type and Severity of Disability on the Subjective Well-Being of Individuals with Disabilities.
Source:
Social Science and Medicine, 2006, Vol. 63, 525 - 539

Investigation

Public
Disabled, Canada, 1991
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N = 24036
Non Response
7.1%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Based on weighted sample
Page in publication:
525-539
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 14.02%,   2: 65.43%,   3: 20.55%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.07 6.87
SD:
0.58 1.52

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Recency of disability Getting handicapped Severity of disability Severity of handicap Type of disablility Mental handicap
Physical handicap
Later mental health
Restrictions in hearing
Restrictions in moving
Restrictions in seeing
Labour force status Current employment status Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Household chores Current functional health
Current social support received
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Origin Ethnic status in Canada
Ever migrated or not
Age Current age (in years) Religious beliefs Self-definition as religious