Findings on happiness in Kennedy et al. (1978): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977

Author(s)Kennedy, L.W.; Kinzel, C.; Northcott, H.C.
TitleSubjective Evaluation of Well-Being: Problems and Prospects.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 457 - 474
Public18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 All residential telephone subscribers; proportionally stratified by size and equal selection of each household; quota to equal male and female.
Respondents N =335
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Highly structured
General remarksSame data also reported in KENNE 1985.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "All in all, how satisfied are you with your life these days.....?" 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 very satisfied
Author's labelOverall satisfaction with life
Page in publication461
RemarksMs = 8.8 N = 335 Scores 5+6+7: 86%
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.66

Scores in1234567

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ageA04abCurrent age (in years)
domain-specific satisfaction scoresL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
incomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
proportion of neighbours knownL17ab01bLocal social contacts
religiosityR10afAttitudes to religion
satisfaction with family-lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
satisfaction with recreation activitiesL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
satisfaction with standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)