Findings on happiness in Lehman et al. (1992): study US 1983

Author(s)Lehman, A.F.; Myers, P.C.; Slaughter, J.G.
TitleQuality of Life Experiences of the Chronically Mentally Ill.
SourceEvaluation and Program Planning, 1992, Vol. 15, 7 - 12
PublicMental Patients, United States, 1986
 Chronically mentally ill residents (a ) Pooled from previous study Lehmann Possidente & Hawker 1986 (b ) Lehman et al., 1986) (c ) The Rand Health Insurance Study Mental Health (HISMH) Ware Johnston, Davies-Avery, & Brook, 1979)
Last assesment1986
 a= 1986 b= 1986 c= 1983
Survey nameUS-MentalHealthSurv1976
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents N =99
 three samples pooled a = 99 b = 92 c = used in Z scores with a mean of 3,5 and SD to match characteristics of samples a(99) and b(92)
Non Response7
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked twice in interview: How do you feel about your life as a whole......? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Summation: arithmetic mean Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version) Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Author's labelGlobal life
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
DecadeA04aa02Stage of life
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Psychiatric symptomsH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories