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Studies

Atkinson (1979): study CA 1977

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, 1977
Survey name:
CA-QOLstudy '77
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3289
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Please look at this satisfaction scale and tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with your life as a whole
10 satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  Dissatisfied

Numbers were presented in different order (1 satisfied… 10 dissatisfied).
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-10-b
Author's label:
General life satisfaction
Remarks:
Recorded to 3 steps: 35% very satisfied, 53% fairly satisfied, 12% dissatisfied.
Page in publication:
8

Correlational Findings

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