Findings on happiness in Michalos & Kahlke (2010): study CA British Columbia 2005

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Kahlke, P.M.
TitleStability and Sensitivity in Perceived Quality of Life Measures: Some Panel Results.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 98, 403 - 434
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-009-9554-2
Investigation
PublicAdults, British Comumbia, Canada, followed 3 years, 2005-2007
Last assesment2007
 T1: 2005, T2: 2006, T3: 2007
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =462
 Sample BF (British Columbia): N = 192 at 12-month intervals february 2005, 2006, 2007 Sample PG (Prince George): 119 1t 12-month intervals february 2005, 2006, 2007 Sample BM (British Columbia): N = 151 at 9-month interval may 2005-february 2006 and 12-month interval february 2006, 2007
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
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 life as a whole
Page in publication408, 411
RemarksSample BF: 5,69 Sample BM: 5,67 Sample PG: 5,58
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.65
Standard deviation1.10


Full textSelfreport on single question: In general my present quality of life is: 1 as bad as it could possibly be 2 3 4 neither good nor bad 5 6 7 as good as it could possibly be Response options labeled as: +3 (as good as it could possibly be), 0 (neither good nor bad) and -3 (as bad as it could possibly be). Item in ADDQoL (Audit of Diabetes Dependent Quality of Life)
ClassificationO-QLS-c-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelSatisfaction with overall quality life.
Page in publication408, 411
RemarksSample BF: 5,78 Sample BM: 5.74 Sample PG: 5,59
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.72
Standard deviation1.04


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 publication408, 411
RemarksSample BF: 5,86 Sample BM: 5,85 Sample PG: 5,82
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.85
Standard deviation1.22


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
CLASH07aa01qO-further by O-further
CLASH07aa01eO-HL by O-further, also classified as above ↑
CLASH07aa01jO-SL by O-further, also classified as above ↑
HappinessH07aa01bO-HL by O-SL
HappinessH04ab01bPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Satisfaction with General HealthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with life as a wholeH04ab01bPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Satisfaction with quality of lifeH07aa01dO-HL by O-QOL
Satisfaction with quality of lifeH07aa01iO-SL by O-QOL, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with quality of lifeH04ab01bPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Self otherH07aa03Overall happiness and contentment
Self-bestH04aa01dExtremes of happiness experienced
Self-bestH07aa04Overall happiness and mixed measures, also classified as above ↑
Self-bestL07ac02Perceived realization of life-goals, also classified as above ↑
Self-deserveH07aa03Overall happiness and contentment
Self-futureH19acAttitudes to hope
Self-futureH04aa04Expected level of happiness (period unspecified), also classified as above ↑
Self-futureH07aa03Overall happiness and contentment, also classified as above ↑
Self-futureL07ac02aPerceived chances for realization, also classified as above ↑
Self-needH07aa03Overall happiness and contentment
Self-progressH07aa03Overall happiness and contentment
Self-progressL07ac02Perceived realization of life-goals, also classified as above ↑
Self-progressH04aa03Retrospective changes in happiness (unspecified), also classified as above ↑
Self-wantH07aa03cO-HL by C-RW
Self-wantH07aa03gO-SL by C-RW, also classified as above ↑
SWBH07aa01qO-further by O-further
SWBH07aa01eO-HL by O-further, also classified as above ↑
SWBH07aa01jO-SL by O-further, also classified as above ↑
SWLSL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items