Findings on happiness in Cameron et al. (1973): study US 1971

Author(s)Cameron, P.; Kostin, J.; Kostin, M.; Titus, D.G.
TitleThe Life Satisfaction of Non-Normal Persons.
SourceJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973, Vol. 41, 207 - 214
PublicHandicapped and controls Detroit, USA,197?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Cameron et al. (1971) non-probability purposive samples of physically defectives and normals (control group) (see CAMER 1971).
Respondents N =295
Non Response-
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question : "These days my life is .....". 4 just great 3 more than satisfactory 2 less than satisfactory 1 miserable
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Appraised ease of lifeL04ac01dEasy (vs hard)
Appraised liking by othersP10ab02Perceived popularity
Expected ease of life in futureL04ac01dEasy (vs hard)
FuturityT01ab04cOrientation on the future
Happy moodM15ab01Mood during the interview
Having contemplated suicide during past monthS14ab01Suicidal intentions
Having ever contemplated suicideS14aa01Earlier suicidal behavior
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Life frustrationL04ac01gGratifying (vs frustrating)
Liking othersP05cy01Tendency to like people
ReligiousnessR12af01Concern about religion