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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 quality of life
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Retest
Distribution
Mean: 5.72           SD: 1.04
Average 3 waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Operationalization
Selfreport 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).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f r = +.85 p < .01 Life-satisfaction by satisfaction with overall quality of life (average scores in three waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007) O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f r = +.80 p < .01 Happiness by satisfaction with overall quality of life (average scores in three waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007).