Findings on happiness in Friedrich & Friedrich (1981): study US 1979

Author(s)Friedrich, W.N.; Friedrich, W.L.
TitlePsychological Assets of Parents of Handicapped and Non-Handicapped Children.
SourceAmerican Journal of Mental Deficiency, 1981, Vol. 85, 551 - 553
PublicMothers withhandicapped child at home and controls, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability quota sample. 50 handicapped children were selected from a random sample of families whose children had been evaluated at a regonal evaluation center and who satisfied the charisteristics of two parents present and a handicapped child living in the home. Parents thereof were asked to nominate families of similar status and with a normal child of the same age. 60 families thereof were chosen at random, and served as a control group.
Respondents N =68
 34 mothers and 34 controls
Non Response32% and 43%(control)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksmean age of the children 9.51 and 9.32 years (control)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on multiple questions: Items not reported Variant Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Remarkshandicapped: M = 24.32, SD = 7.98; Ms' = 6.08 non-handicapped: M = 30.59; SD = 7.65; Ms' = 7,65
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range - On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Handicapped child athomeC04ab04Handicap/health of one's children