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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 =
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self-need
Our Classification
Remarks
Multiple Discrepancies Theory (MDT, Michalos 1985)
Distribution
Mean: 4.90            SD: 1.16
Average 3 waves, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with the gap between what you have and need
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 = +.61 p < .01 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f r = +.63 p < .01 O-QOL-c-sq-v-7-a r = +.66 p < .01