Findings on happiness in Kolotkin & Crosby (2002): study US 1997

Author(s)Kolotkin, R.L.; Crosby, F.J.
TitlePsychometric Evaluation of the Impact of Weight on Quality of Life-Lite Questionnaire (IWQOL-Lite) in a Community Sample.
SourceQuality of Life Research, 2002, Vol. 11, 157 - 171
Public18+aged, overweight, USA, 199?.
 Not already in weight loss programs. Average BMI 27.4 341 (69%) female with average age 37.6; 153 (30%) male with average age 38.6
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Participants were recruited from the local community through religious organizations, local businesses, health clubs, and schools.
Respondents N =494
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Participants reveived US $10 for participation
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: 'Please rate your quality of life in each of the six areas below. Overall: This refers to your overall, general quality of life. 7 extremely satisfied 6 very satisfied 5 satisfied 4 both satisfied and dissatisfied 3 dissatisfied 2 very dissatisfied 1 extremely satisfied
Author's labelOverall quality of life
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Physical functioningH14ac01Degree of restriction
Public distressP10ab02Perceived popularity
Self-esteemS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self
Sexual lifeS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life
Total scoreL04ag02Psychological-morale inventories
WorkW05abCurrent concern about work