Findings on happiness in Fugl-Meyer et al. (1991a): study SE 1984

Author(s)Fugl-Meyer, A.R.; Eklund, M.; Fugl-Meyer, K.S.
TitleVocational Rehabilitation in Northern Sweden III. Aspects of Life Satisfaction.
SourceScandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1991, Vol. 23, 83 - 87
PublicHandicapped referred for vocational rehabilitation,followed 2 years, Umea, Sweden, 1984-1986
Last assesment1986
 T1:1984; T2: 1986.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 T1: 149 volunteers of 175 consecutive patients. T2: 126 Ss responded at follow-up 2 years later.
Respondents N =149
 T1:149 ; T2: 126
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 T1:interview + structured questionnaire, T2: mailed questionnaire.
General remarksDetail about time of study and follow-up reported in BRAEN 1991.
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 labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication87
RemarksDistribution at T1 (N=149).
Error estimatesRetest T2 after 2 months: rs=+.66 p<.001 (N = 53, randomly selected from 126 Ss at follow-up)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.302.32

Scores in123456

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
change in life satisfactionH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
satisfaction with life as a wholeH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)