Findings on happiness in Bränholm et al. (1991): study SE 1986

Author(s)Bränholm, I.B.; Eklund, M.; Fugl-Meyer, A.R.; Fugl-Meyer, K.S.
TitleOn Work and Life Satisfaction.
SourceJournal of Rehabilitation Science, 1991, Vol. 4, 29 - 34
Public25-55 aged, vocationally actives, Umea, Northern Sweden, 1986/87
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Ss were randomly selected in 4 age-strata: 25, 35, 45, 55 years. This initial sample is representative for 25-64 aged, gender, nr of children, vocational and marital status. From this sample the vocationally actives were selected.
Respondents N =163
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
General remarksThis exceprt present only data reported in part I of this publication, on sample I. Data reported in part II are summarized in FUGL 1991. 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 labelGlobal satisfaction of life
Page in publication100
RemarksHappy (scores e+f) 73% Uhappy ((a+b+c+d) 27%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Satisfaction with contacts with friends and acqaintencesF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with domains of lifeL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with financial situationI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation
Satisfaction with leisureL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
satisfaction with partnership relationM03acAttitudes to current marriage-relationship
Satisfaction with self care activities of daily lifeH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with self care activities of daily lifeC11ac02Satisfaction with self care, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with self care activities of lifeS02ae01aSatisfaction with own abilities
Satisfaction with sexual lifeS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life
Satisfaction with vocational situationO01ad03Attitudes to current job