Findings on happiness in Michalos (2005): study CA Prince George 2003

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.
TitleArts and the Quality of Life: An Exploratory Study.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 71, 11 - 59
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s11205-004-8013-3
Investigation
PublicAdults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2003
Collect period6
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 A questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of households in the city
Respondents N =315
Non Response87%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 7 completely satisfied 6 quite satisfied 5 somewhat satisfied 4 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 3 somewhat dissatisfied 2 quite dissatisfied 1 completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-7-g
Author's labelglobal satisfaction your life as a whole
Page in publication30
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.70
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today. Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them.... How satisfied are you with your overall quality of life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 3 a little dissatisfied 4 about evenly balanced 5 a little satisfied 6 somewhat satisfied 7 very satisfied
ClassificationO-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's labeloverall quality of life
Page in publication30
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.60
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering your life as a whole, how happy would you say you are? 1 very unhappy 2 somewhat unhappy 3 a little unhappy 4 evenly balanced 5 a little happy 6 somewhat happy 7 very happy
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-7-f
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication30
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.80
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Satisfaction with buying work of artsC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with buying work of artsL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with dancingC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with dancingL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with embroidery, needelpoint or cross-stitchC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with embroidery, needelpoint or cross-stitchL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with going to amateur live theaterC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with going to amateur live theaterL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with going to art museums/galleriesC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with going to art museums/galleriesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with going to concertsC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with going to concertsL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with going to moviesC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with going to moviesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with going to other museums than art galleriesC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with going to other museums than art galleriesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with Gourmet cookingC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with Gourmet cookingL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with knitting or crochetingC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with knitting or crochetingL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with reading novels, stories, plays, or poetryC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with reading novels, stories, plays, or poetryL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with Reading to othersC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with Reading to othersL03ad03aSatisfaction with time for leisure, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with visiting historic, heritage sitesC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with visiting historic, heritage sitesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with visiting the public libraryC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with visiting the public libraryL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with watching concerts on TVC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with watching concerts on TVL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with watching live theatre on TVC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with watching live theatre on TVL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with watching movies on videoC14ac02Attitude to own cultural participation
Satisfaction with watching movies on videoL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Buying works of artC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Buying works of artC10ab03haArt, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Buying works of artL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Buying works of artC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Buying works of artP12ab02Specific possessions, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Going to other museumsC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Going to other museumsL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Going to other museumsC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Reading to othersC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Reading to othersL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Reading to othersC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing aloneC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing aloneL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing aloneC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing in a groupC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing in a groupL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Singing in a groupC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Visiting historic sitesC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities: Visiting historic sitesL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities:Going to amateur live theatrC14ab02Active participation
Time spent on arts-related actvities:Going to amateur live theatrL03acCurrent leisure activity, also classified as above ↑
Time spent on arts-related actvities:Going to amateur live theatrC14ab03Kind of cultural consumption, also classified as above ↑