Findings on happiness in Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990

Author(s)Bränholm, I.B.; Degerman, E.A.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Activity Preferences in Parents of Down's Syndrome Children.
SourceScandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, 1992, Vol. 20, 37 - 44
PublicBiological parents of children with Down's syndrome, Norbotton County, Sweden, 1990
 not reported, estimated 1990
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 Biological parents (couples) of children up to 16 years with Down's syndrome drawn from mandatorily County Registration. All registered volunteered to participate.
Respondents N =74
Non Response0%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksReference-group of n=89 reported seperately as BRAEN 1992/2. Same study also reported in FUGL 1992.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "How satisfying are these different aspects of your life? Indicate the number which best suits your situation. Life as a whole is....." 1 very dissatisfying 2 dissatisfying 3 rather dissatisfying 4 rather satisfying 5 satisfying 6 very satisfying This item was followed by eight questions on life domain satisfactions.
Author's labelself reported level of life-satisfaction
Page in publication120
RemarksQuestion originally rated on a 6-step scale. Afterwards reduced to 4 step, by combining Very dissatisfying, Dissatisfying)and Rather dissatisfying (a+b+c). a+b+c 3,0% d 16,0% e 51,0% f 30,0% M= 3,08 SD= 0,75
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age of children dichotomized younger vs older 9 yearsC04ab01Age of children
Age of children dichotomized younger vs older 9 yearsH14ad17bDown syndrome (q90-99), also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Parents with or without Down's syndrome childH14ad17bDown syndrome (q90-99)
Parents with or without Down's syndrome childC04ab04Handicap/health of one's children, also classified as above ↑
Vocational situationE02aeCurrent employment arrangement