Findings on happiness in Lough et al. (1985): study US 1980

Author(s)Lough, M.E.; Lindsey, A.M.; Shinn, J.A.; Stotts, N.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction Following Heart Transplantation.
SourceHeart Transplantation, 1985, Vol. 4, 446 - 449
PublicHeart transplantation recipients, 7 month to 14 years after transplant, USA, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =75
Non Response25%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "....... current quality of life" (full lead items not reported) 1 2 3 4 5 6 (response options not reported)
Author's labelPerceived current quality of life
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.13

Scores in123456

Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....satisfaction with current quality of life ...." (Full question not reported.) 1 2 3 4 + (Response options: not reported)
Author's labelSatisfaction with current quality of lif
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.24

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Distress due to symptomsH14af01Concerns about health
EmploymentE02abCurrent employment status
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Number of symptomsH14ab02cNumber of health complaints
Perceived changes in life since heart-transplantationL05ac03Satisfaction with life-change