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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
Goal achievement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Some people have certain goals or aspirations for various aspects of their lives. They aim for a particular sort of home, income, family lifestyle, and so on. Compared to your general aims and goals, how would you say that your life measures up to it.....?"
1  not at all
2   fairly
3   poorly
4   half as well as your goal
5   fairly
6   well
7  matches your goal

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa r = +.62 O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.50 O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.47 Controlled for previous best experience, life compared with average folks and 5 years expectation O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.30 ß controlled for life compared with best previous experience, life of average folks and 5 year expectation