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Correlational findings

Study Michalos (1985): study CA Guelph CMA 1985

Public:
Students undergraduates University of Guelph, Canada, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 700
Non Response:
18%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Life compared with wants
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question, rated or a 7-point scale: : "Consider your life as a whole. How does it measure up to your general aspirations or what you want?" 1: not at all...7: matches or is better than what you want. (CON 1.1)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-aa Beta = +.25 p < .01 ß controlled for:
- life compared with others
- life compared with that deserve
- life compared with best previous experience
- self esteem
- social support

O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.17 p < .01 ß controlled for:
- life compared with others
- life compared with that deserved
- life compared with best previous experience
- self esteem
- social support
- work status