Findings on happiness in Uppal (2006): study CA 1991

Publication
Author(s)Uppal, S.
TitleImpact of the Timing, Type and Severity of Disability on the Subjective Well-Being of Individuals with Disabilities.
SourceSocial Science and Medicine, 2006, Vol. 63, 525 - 539
DOIDOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.01.016
Investigation
PublicDisabled, Canada, 1991
 15+ aged with a physical, sensory, or psychological disability living in Canada in 1991, excluding Indian reserves and settlements
Survey nameNot available
 Heatlh and Activities Limitation Survey (HALS)
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =24036
Non Response7.1%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication525-539
RemarksBased on weighted sample
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean2.076.87
Standard deviation0.581.52

Scores in123
%14.065.420.6

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household choresH14acCurrent functional health
Household choresS10abCurrent social support received, also classified as above ↑
Labour force statusE02abCurrent employment status
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
OriginE04ab03dEthnic status in Canada
OriginM07aa01Ever migrated or not, also classified as above ↑
Recency of disabilityH02aa02aGetting handicapped
Religious beliefsR12af02Self-definition as religious
Severity of disabilityH02ab02Severity of handicap
Type of disablilityH13aa03Later mental health
Type of disablilityH02ab01bMental handicap, also classified as above ↑
Type of disablilityH02ab01cPhysical handicap, also classified as above ↑
Type of disablilityH14ac02aRestrictions in hearing, also classified as above ↑
Type of disablilityH14ac02bRestrictions in moving, also classified as above ↑
Type of disablilityH14ac02cRestrictions in seeing, also classified as above ↑