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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1983): study CA Ontario 1982

Public:
18+ aged, general public, rural community, North Ontario, Canada, 1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 598
Non Response:
8%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
In most cases filled out by subjects themselves

Correlate

Authors's label
Life compared with best previous experience
Our Classification
Operationalization
Closed question rated on a 7-point scale: "Compare your life now to your all time high"                       
1: Far below the best previous            experience.  
7: Far above the best previous            experience

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = +.44 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.49 C-RG-u-sq-v-7-b r = +.42 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.24 ß controlled for life compared with average folks, goal achievement (CON 1.1) and 5 year expectation
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.11 ß controlled for goal achievement, life compared with average folks (CON 1.1) and five year expectation
C-RG-u-sq-v-7-b Beta = +.26 ß controlled for life of average folks and 5-year expectation