Findings on happiness in Packer et al. (1997): study CA 1992

Author(s)Packer, S.; Cohen, S.; Husted, J.
TitlePsychopathology and Quality of Life in Schizophrenia.
SourceJournal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, 1997, Vol. 22, 231 - 234
Public18-40 aged, schizophrenics, Canada,199?
 Mean age 30.3; 60 % males, 40 % females. 73 % living in private house or appartment, the remainder in a group home, boarding home, or halfway house.
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 10 subjects were recruited from each of 4 programs: 3 community-based rehabilitation programs and a hospital clic giving standard treatment of medication and counseling
Respondents N =40
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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 satisfaction
Page in publication232
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Depressive moodH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
EducationE01abCurrent education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Living situationH20abCurrent household-composition
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
PsychopathologyH13abCurrent general mental health