Findings on happiness in Dott & Walling (1995): study EC 1990

Author(s)Dott, S.G.; Walling, D.P.
TitleQuality of Life: Exploring How Patients Change.
SourcePoster presented at Annual Meeting American Psychological Association Meeting, May 1995, Miami, USA
PublicPsychiatric patients, before and after hospitalization, USA, 199?
 admitted to university psychiatric hospital (N=28) crisis residential treatment facility (N=50) diagnosis schizophrenia (N=25), bipolar disorder (N=10), psychosis NOS (N=18), major depressions (N=12), and other, e.g. organic brain disorder, alcohol dependence (N=13)
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =78
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: 'How would you rate your overall life-satisfaction and contentment during the past week?' 1 very poor 2 poor 3 fair 4 good 5 very good Last item (nr 277) in 'Quality of life enjoyment and satisfaction questionnaire (Q-LES-Q) by Jean Endicott. The focus of this questionnaire is on health problems and physical performance.
Author's labellife satisfaction overall
Page in publication1
RemarksAverage of patients at T1 and T2 in both university psychiatric hospital and crisis residential treatment facility
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.16

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
How patients changeH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
How patients changeH16ab02aCrisis intervention, also classified as above ↑