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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
CLAS
Our Classification
Remarks
Contentment with Life Assesment Scale (CLAS). Lavalle et al. (2007) Social Indicators Research 83(2), 201-244
Distribution
Mean: 4.44            SD: 1.26
Average 3 waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Operationalization
Selfreport on five questions:

A  I am very content with my life
B  Nothing is currently lacking in my life
C  When I examine my life as a whole, I feel I am not meeting my aspirations*
D  I feel dissatisfied because I'm not doing everything that I want to be doing in my life*

Rating:
1  strongly disagree
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7  strongly agree
* reversed keyed item

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f r = +.75 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f r = +.74 p < .01 O-QOL-c-sq-v-7-a r = +.73 p < .01