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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
Happiness
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1 (2005), T2 (2006) and T3 (2007)
Distribution
Mean: 5.85            SD: 1.22
Average 3 waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Operationalization
Selfreport 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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f r = +61 p < .01 T1 happiness by T3 happiness O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f r = +.64 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 happiness O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f = Similar retest correlations in the three subsamples