Findings on happiness in Simpson et al. (1989): study GB 1987

Author(s)Simpson, C.J.; Faragher, E.B.; Hyde, C.E.
TitleThe chronically mentally ill in community facilities. A study of quality of life.
SourceBritish Journal of Psychiatry, 1989, Vol. 154, 77 - 82
PublicChronic mental patients, Manchester, Great Britain, 1987
 All patients were resident in South Manchester (GB) a. Patients from the acute ward of the district general hospital (DGH) in South Manchester. The sample consisted of all 11 patients aged 16 to 65 who had been in-patients for over six months. b. Residents of a hostel ward. All 10 residents of Douglas House, a ten-place hospital/hostel ward that provides active and maintenance rehabilitation. c. 13 Patients of Group Homes for discharged psychotic patients in addition to the social services, provided by the Withington Trust, a charitable body.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 a. Of possible 14 patients 3 patients with severe organic brain deseases were excluded b. All residents of the Douglas Homes consented c. Thirteen of possible 19 residents from Withington Trust did consent to be in study
Respondents N =33
Non Response21%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured. QOL interview of Lehman (Lehman et al, 1982; Lehman, 1983)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
Author's labelSatisfaction from terrible to delighted
Page in publication78
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.73

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Community care facilities for mental illH16ab02aCrisis intervention
Community care facilities for mental illH16ab04bIn mental hospital, also classified as above ↑
Community care facilities for mental illI02ab01Living in a children's home, also classified as above ↑
Community care facilities for mental illI02ab08Living in sheltered housing, also classified as above ↑