Findings on happiness in Michalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.
TitlePolicing Services and The Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 61, 1 - 18
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1021259917948
Investigation
PublicAdults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001
 698 repondents, 52% female, 60% married living with their spouse, average age 45 (18-88), 9% some university education, 18% with a university degree, 70% Canadian/English-Canadian, 3% French-Canadian, 4% Aboriginal/Metis background, 47% employed full-time, 9% part-time, 12% self-employed. Averge household income before taxes was $64 635.
Collect period4
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =687
Non Response72%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
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 life as-a-whole? 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-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f
Author's labelSatisfaction with your life as a whole
Page in publication13
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 labelOveralll quality of life as a whole
Page in publication13
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.70
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 with life as a whole
Page in publication13
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 local policing servicesL12ac02abSatisfaction with local police
Satisfaction with you recreational activitiesL03ad03bSatisfaction with leisure activities
Satisfaction with your familly relationsF02ag02Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with your financial securityI01af05cSatisfaction with financial security
Satisfaction with your friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with your healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with your houseH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with your jobW05adCurrent satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with your living partnerM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with your spiritual fulfilmentL04ad02fLeisure + spiritual life
Satisfactionb with your self-esteemS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self