Findings on happiness in Hofoss (2004): study NO 1984

Author(s)Hofoss, D.
TitleHealthy Living Does not Reduce Life Satisfaction among Physically Handicapped Persons.
SourcePatient Education and Counseling, 2004, Vol. 52, 17 - 22
Public25 -50 aged physically handicapped, Norway, 1984-1986
Survey nameNot available
 North Trondelag Health Survey
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Selected from a survey among all inhabitants of North Trondelag county
Respondents N =5572
Non Response11,9%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Mailed questionnaire and health check
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering your life at the moment, would you say that you are by and large satisfied with life or are you mostly dissatisfied 7 very much satisfied 6 very satisfied 5 quite satisfied 4 so-so 3 quite dissatisfied 2 very dissatisfied 1 very much dissatisfied
Author's labelSatisfaction with Life
Page in publication19
RemarksSatisfaction answers were dichotomised as 0 "so-so, quite dissatisfied, very dissatisfied or very much dissatisified" 36,52% 1 "very much satisfied, very satisfied or quite satisfied" 63,48%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
HandicapH02ab02Severity of handicap
LifestyleH12abCurrent healthy life-style
Married/cohabitingM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Occupational statusE02abCurrent employment status
Occupational statusE02ab02Unfit for work, also classified as above ↑