Findings on happiness in Bränholm & Degerman (1992): study SE 1990 /1

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
Public25-55 aged, general public, Umea, northern Sweden, 1990
  not reported, estimated 1990
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Randomly selected by census bureau in four age strata: 25,35,45,55 years (N=201). From this sample N=89 post-stratified for reference-group.
Respondents N =89
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksThis report concerns reference-group of parents of Down's syndrome children, reported in BRAEN 1992/1; See also FUGL 1992, using same sample as here reported.
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
RemarksFor analysis original scale of 6 reduced to 4 by combining Very dissatisfying, Dissatisfying and Rather dissatisfying (a+b+c). a+b+c 5,5% d 15,5% e 40,8% f 38,2% M= 3,11 SD= 0,86
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Men/WomenG01aaSex (male vs female)
Vocational situationE02aeCurrent employment arrangement