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Wu & Wu (2008): study TW 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Wu, C.H.; Wu, C.Y.
Title:
Life Satisfaction in Persons with Schizophrenia Living in the Community.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 85, 447 - 460

Investigation

Public:
Psychiatric outpatients,Taiwan, 199?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 324
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

The conditions of my life are excellent
1  strongly disagree
2  agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
4  disagree
5  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS)
Adjusted rating scale; 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
Classification:
O-SLC-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 2
Page in publication:
451
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.11
SD:
1.87
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

On the whole my life is close to how I would like it to be
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  neither disagree nor agree
4  agree
5  strongly agree
-   don't know
Classification:
C-RA-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
SWLS Item 3
Page in publication:
451
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.36
SD:
1.83
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

So far, I have achieved most important things I want in my life
1  strongly disagree
2  agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
4  disagree
5  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS)
Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
Classification:
C-RG-h-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 4
Page in publication:
451
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.31
SD:
1.84
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In most ways my life is close to ideal
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  neither agree nor disagree
4  agree
5  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS)
Adjusted rating scale: 5-step verbal instead of 7-step numerical
Classification:
O-V-u-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 1
Page in publication:
451
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.92
SD:
1.80
Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:(A+B+C+D)/4
Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's label:
SWLS
Remarks:
Average computed by WDH team from separate items reported in table 5
Page in publication:
451
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.18