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Studies

Atkinson (1979): study CA 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Atkinson, T.H.
Title:
Trends in Life Satisfaction among Canadians, 1968-1977.
Source:
Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1979, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1974
Survey name:
CA-QOLstudy '74
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 1234
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Let's think about your life as a whole: would you say that you are with your life right now
4  very satisfied
3  fairly satisfied
2  a little dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
General life satisfaction
Remarks:
Recorded to 3-steps: 34% very satisfied,  50% fairly satisfied, 16% dissatisfied.
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Current income level (unspecified) Age in years Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Male Sex Sex (male vs female) Ethinicity Ethnic status in Canada Community size Community size Occupation Kind of occupation (profession)
Current involvement in farming
Geographic region Region in Canada