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

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
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
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication525-539
RemarksBased on weighted sample
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.581.52

Scores in123

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
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 ↑