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Yerxa & Baum (1970): study US 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Yerxa, E.J.; Baum, S.
Title:
Engagement In Daily Occupations And Life Satisfaction Among People With Spinal Cord Injuries.
Source:
Ocupational Therapy Jpournal of Research, 1970, Vol..6,. 271 - 283

Investigation

Public:
Spinal cord injured and controls, USA, 1986
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 27
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how happy would you say you are right now......?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-cm-sq-v-3-a
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder (10) represents the best possible life for you and the bottom (1) represents the worst possible life for you.  Where on the ladder do you feel personally stand at the present time?
[ 10 ]  best possible life for you
[   9 ]
[   8 ]
[   7 ]
[   6 ]
[   5 ]
[   4 ]
[   3 ]
[   2 ]
[   1 ]  worst possible life for you

Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life (adapted version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Weighed average computed by WDH-team.
                                     
Spine patients     M=5.86      SD=1.70
Nondisabled       M=6.50      SD=1.31
Page in publication:
278
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.14 5.71
SD:
1.53 1.70
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Spinal cord injury Tetraplegia Time spent on activities Satisfaction with own abilities
Satisfaction with household activities
Attitudes to handicap
Daily life tasks
Attitudes to own intelligence
Satisfaction with own competences