Findings on happiness in Michalos & Zumbo (2001): study CA Prince George 1999

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
TitleEthnicity, Modern Prejudice and the Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 53, 189 - 222
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1026596132069
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1998
Collect period11
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 To 610 responses obtained from simple random sample of 2000, 133 responses were added from oversampling in local multicultural and native friendship centres.
Respondents N =743
Non Response70%
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 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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.45
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.37
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 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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.50
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Cultural/Ethnic Homogeneity Prefernce IndexE04ab01cTendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self
EthnicityE04ab03dEthnic status in Canada
InegalitarismE04ab01cTendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self
Personal fair treatmentE04ab01bPersonal experience of ethnic discrimination
Personal fair treatmentL17ac02Trust in local society, also classified as above ↑
XenophopiaE04ab01cTendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self