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Studies

Blishen & Atkinson (1980): study CA 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Blishen, B.R.; Atkinson, T.H.
Title:
Anglophone and Francophone Perceptions of the Quality of Life in Canada.
Source:
Szalai, A.; Andrews, F.; Eds.:" The Quality of Life, Comparative Studies.", Sage, 1980, London, 25 - 40

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Canada, 1977
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 3288
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Not explicitly reported. Four major data collection activities in 1977; 1979 and 1981. 1: three national cross-sectional surveys 2: panel surveys evenly divided between two metropolitan areas. 3: elite surveys with respondents chosen positionally. 4: data base composed of statistical information of the economic, social, political, and live derived from government statistical services.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a card that I want you to use to tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you with your life in general. If you are completely satisfied with it you would say "eleven' and if you are completely dissatisfied with it you would say "one". If you are neither completely satisfied not completely dissatisfied you would put yourself somewhere from "two' to "ten". The higher the number, the more satisfied you are.

In general, how satisfied are you with your life? Which number on the card comes closest to how you feel?
1   completely dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6   neutral
7
8
9
10
11  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
General Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
30
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 11 On range 0-10
Mean:
8.69 7.69
SD:
1.79 1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Current income level (unspecified) Age Current age (in years) English language Ethnic status in Canada Joint effects Socio-demographic factors only