Findings on happiness in Baker & Palmer (2006): study US 2006

Publication
Author(s)Baker, D.A.; Palmer, R.J.
TitleExamining the Effects of Perceptions of Community and Recreation Participation on Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 75, 395 - 418
URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/27522540?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-004-5298-1
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, community, United States, 2006
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
 A representative sample of 1100 residents was chosen randomly from the utility billing mailing list.
Respondents N =352
 : 79.8%Anglo-American; 5.7% Hispanic/Latino American; 5.4%Bi-racial or Multi-racial; 3.9%African-American; 2.7%Asian-American; 1.8%Native American - age: 42.2%35 1to 49 years; 25.4%18 to 34 years; 18.9%50 to 65 years; 8.6% 66 years of age or older - 32.9% of respondent households had used programs/activities organized by the local park and recreation department in the 12 months prior to the study.
Non Response68%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 The researcher mailed a questionnaire and cover letter to the sample.
General remarksYear unreported, assumed to be 2006
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your quality of life? 1 not at all satisfied 2 3 4 5 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SQL-u-sq-v-5-aa
Page in publication408
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.19
Standard deviation0.75


Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your overall quality of life? 1 not at all satisfied 2 3 4 5 very satisfied
ClassificationO-SQL-u-sq-v-5-ab
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.77
Standard deviation0.89