Findings on happiness in Rafanelli et al. (2000): study IT 1995

Publication
Author(s)Rafanelli, C.; Fava, G.A.; Park, S.K.; Ruini, C.
TitleRating Well-Being and Distress.
SourceStress Medicine, 2000, Vol. 16, 55 - 61
Investigation
PublicRemitted mental out-patients and controls, Italy, 199?
 Age: M=28,4; SD=7,0; Male: N=9; Married: N=7; Middle Upper Class: N=15; Working Class: N=5; Education minimal 13 years: N=19
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Patients treated in an Affective Disorder Program rated 'better' or 'much better' after 3 -5 month treatment Control group: healthy subjects recruited by advertisements; matched for sociodemographic variables (age in decades, sex, marital status, social class, and level of education).
Respondents N =40
 Patients: N=20 Control group: N=20;
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions Please describe how you have felt during THE PAST WEEK and make a small check mark. For example, the word nervous is on the first line. If you have felt nervous, check YES, if you have not felt nervous check NO A Cheerful B Happy C Feeling well D Contented E Enjoying yourself F Looking forward to the future Rating: 1 yes 0 no Name: Contentment subscale in Kellner's Symptom Questionnaire (SQ). Version: Past Week.
ClassificationM-FH-cw-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelContentment
Page in publication55, 57
RemarksControl group: M=5,0; SD=1,4
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean2.70
Standard deviation1.90


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Autonomyshow  Assertive
Autonomyshow  Current positive mental health, also classified as above ↑
Autonomyshow  Current self-characterization, also classified as above ↑
Autonomyshow  Independent, also classified as above ↑
Autonomyshow  Secure, also classified as above ↑
Autonomyshow  Self confidence, also classified as above ↑
Environmental masteryshow  Current positive mental health
Environmental masteryshow  Inner locus of control, also classified as above ↑
Environmental masteryshow  Satisfaction with own coping, also classified as above ↑
Environmental masteryshow  Self confidence, also classified as above ↑
Environmental masteryshow  Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
Patients vs healthy controlsshow  Current general mental health
Personal Growthshow  Current positive mental health
Personal Growthshow  Current self-characterization, also classified as above ↑
Personal Growthshow  Interested, also classified as above ↑
Personal Growthshow  Self-actualization (need for), also classified as above ↑
Positive relationsshow  Current intimate relationships
Positive relationsshow  Current positive mental health, also classified as above ↑
Positive relationsshow  Sociable, also classified as above ↑
Purpose in Lifeshow  Current positive mental health
Purpose in Lifeshow  Perceived meaning of life in general, also classified as above ↑
Self-acceptanceshow  Current positive mental health
Self-acceptanceshow  Evaluation of self-as-a-whole, also classified as above ↑