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Correlational findings

Study Mellor et al. (1999): study AU 1994

Public:
18-25 aged students, Australia, 1994
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 42
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale (ComQol)-adult version, Single-item seven point Likert scale & an own imaginary scale of life satisfaction (thermometer). The first one mearuses the level of perceived satisfaction with each of seven domains as follows: material well-being, health, productivity, intimacy, safety, community and amotional well-being (0-100 scale). This is measured by having the subject tell their best or worst life scenario. In the second one participants responded to a single item question about their life satisfaction. The last one is an indication of the position of the participants on their own imaginary scale of life satisfaction.

Correlate

Authors's label
Conprehensive Quality of Life Scale
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 7 kinds of questions


Aa Where do you live?
- A house Do you own the place where you live or do you rent?
- A flat or apartment: Own
- A room (e.g. in a hostel): Rent

Ab How many personal possessions do you have compared with other people?
- More than almost anyone
- More than most people
- About average
- Less than most people
- Less than almost anyone

Ac What is your personal or household (whichever is most relevant to you)
gross annual income before tax?
- Less than $10,999
- $11,000 - $25,999
- $26,000 - $40,999
- $41,000 – $55,999
- More than $56,000

Ba How many times have you seen a doctor over the past 3 months?
- None
- 1-2
- 3-4
- 5-7 8 or more

Bb Do you have any disabilities or medical conditions? (e.g. visual,hearing, physical, health, etc.).
- Yes
- No
If yes please specify:
Name of disability Extent of disability
or medical condition or medical condition
e.g. Visual Require glasses for reading
Diabetes Require daily injections
Epilepsy Requires daily medication


Bc What regular medication do you take each day?
If none tick box or Name(s) of medication
...

Ca How many hours do you spend on the following each week? (Average over past 3 months)
Caa Hours paid work
Cab Hours formal education
Cac Hours unpaid child care
- 0
- 1-10
- 11-20
- 21-30
- 31-40
- 40+

Cb In your spare time, how often do you have nothing much to do?
- Almost always
- Usually
- Sometimes
- Not Usually
- Almost never

Cc On average, how many hours TV do you watch each day? Hours per day
- None
- 1–2
- 3–5
- 6–9
- 10 or more

Da How often do you talk with a close friend?
- Daily
- Several times a week
- Once a week
- Once a month
- Less than once a month

Db If you are feeling sad or depressed, how often does someone show they care for you?
- Almost always
- Usually
- Sometimes
- Not Usually
- Almost never

Dc If you want to do something special, how often does someone else want to do it with you?
- Almost always
- Usually
- Sometimes
- Not Usually
- Almost never

Ea How often do you sleep well?
Eb Are you safe at home?
Ec  How often are you worried or anxious during the day?
- Almost always
- Usually
- Sometimes
- Not Usually
- Almost never

Fa Below is a list of leisure activities. Indicate how often in an average month
you attend or do each one for your enjoyment (not employment).
Activity Number of times per month
- Go to a club/group/society __________
- Go to a hotel/bar/pub __________
- Watch live sporting events (Not on TV) __
- Go to a place of worship __________
- Chat with neighbours __________
- Eat out __________
- Go to a movie __________
- Visit family or friend __________
- Play sport or go to a gym __________
- Other (please describe) _______

Fb Do you hold an unpaid position of responsibility in relation to any club,
group, or society?
- Yes
- No If no, go to question (c)

Fc If ‘yes’, please indicate the highest level of responsibility held:
- Committee Member
- Committee Chairperson/Convenor
- Secretary/Treasurer
- Group President, Chairperson or Convenor

Fc How often do people outside your home ask for your help or advice?
- Almost every day
- Quite often
- Sometimes
- Not often
- Almost never

Ga How often can you do the things you really want to do?
Gb When you wake up in the morning, how often do you wish you could stay in bed all day
Gc  How often do you have wishes that cannot come true?
- Almost always
- Usually
- Sometimes
- Not Usually
- Almost never


Section 2
How Important are each of the following life areas to you? Please answer by placing a (√) in the appropriate box for each question.
There are no right or wrong answers. Please choose the box that best describes how
important each area is to you. Do not spend too much time on any one question.

1. How important to you ARE THE THINGS YOU OWN?
2. How important to you is YOUR HEALTH?
3. How important to you is WHAT YOU ACHIEVE IN LIFE?
4. How important to you are CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS?
5. How important to you is HOW SAFE YOU FEEL?
6. How important to you is DOING THINGS WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE YOUR
HOME?
7. How important to you is YOUR OWN HAPPINESS?
Each rated:
- Could not be more important
- Very important
- Somewhat important
- Slightly important
- Not important at all


Section 3
How satisfied are you with each of the following life areas? There are no right or wrong answers. Please ( √ ) the box that best describes how satisfied you are with each area.

1. How satisfied are you with the THINGS YOU OWN?
2. How satisfied are you with your HEALTH?
3. How satisfied are you with what you ACHIEVE IN LIFE?
4. How satisfied are you with your CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY
OR FRIENDS?
5. How satisfied are you with HOW SAFE YOU FEEL?
6. How satisfied are you with DOING THINGS WITH PEOPLE OUTSIDE
YOUR HOME?
7. How satisfied are you with YOUR OWN HAPPINESS?
- Delighted
- Pleased
- Mostly satisfied
- Mixed
- Mostly dissatisfied
- Unhappy Terrible

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-n-101-a r = +.79 p < .001 O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = +.88 p < .001 C-BW-c-sq-n-101-a AoV = ns Scores on ComQol and happiness O-DT or C-BW do not differ