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Correlational findings

Study Michalos & Kahlke (2010): study CA British Columbia 2005

Public:
Adults, British Comumbia, Canada, followed 3 years, 2005-2007
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 462
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport 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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f r = +.67 p < .01 T1 happiness (life-satisfaction) by T3 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f r = +.65 p < .01 T1 happiness (life-satisfaction) by T2 happiness O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f = Similar retest correlations in the three subsamples.