Findings on happiness in Cameron et al. (1971): study US 1969

Publication
Author(s)Cameron, P.; Kostin, M.; VanHoeck, D.; Weiss, N.
TitleHappiness or Life Satisfaction of the Malformed.
SourceProceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, 1971, Vol. 6, 641 - 642
Investigation
PublicHandicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197?
 Year of data gathering not reported. Estimasted 1969
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive samples of physically defectives. The handicapped were matched with normals as to sex, age and situation (outpatient, inpatient or student). Where possible inpatient controls were matched as to length of hospitalization. 144 handicapped: age 12-81 (mean 37.6); 1/3 outpatient, 1/3 inpatient, 1/3 student. 151 normals : age 14-76 (average 30.1) The normals had a higher income level than the handicapped.
Respondents N =295
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Which of the statements below applies best to your current life? 5 I am very satisfied with the course of my life 4 There are problems, but I am satisfied 3 I don't know whether I should be satisfied now, I think I am 2 I don't know whether I should be satisfied, in fact I am not 1 I am disappointed in life - Other
ClassificationO-SLu-c-sq-v-5-c
Author's labelLife satisfaction.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: "How would you describe your general mood....?" 3 happy 2 neutral 1 sad
ClassificationA-AOL-g-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Bodily defectH02ab01cPhysical handicap
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)