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Austrom (1980): study CA 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Austrom, D.R.
Title:
Love and Work and the Quality of Life in Canada: Report on a Nation-Wide Survey.
Source:
Unpublished Paper, Indiana University, Before 1980, USA

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged readers of Today Magazine, Canada, 1982
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Semi-probability sample
Respondents:
N = 7062
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy would you say you are.....?
3   very happy
2   fairly happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-3-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 14%,   2: 52.7%,   3: 33.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.19 7.10
SD:
0.66 1.75
Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-o
Author's label:
life-satisfaction
Remarks:
This questiion figured at the end of a list of questions onb satisfaction with various domains of life
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 12.6%   (total 13.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marital status Married vs never married
Married vs divorced
Formally-married vs living-as-married
Age Current age (in years) Satisfaction with love life Satisfaction with current love-life Satisfaction with community Satisfaction with local community Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with income\finances Lack of a close companion Perceived sufficiency of intimate contacts