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Bonikowska et al. (2013): study CA 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Bonikowska, A.; Helliwell, J.F.; Hou, F.
Title:
An Assessment of Life Satisfaction Responses on Recent Statistics Canada Surveys.
Source:
Analytical Studies Research Papers Series, 2013, No. 351, Ontario, Canada

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Canada, 2003
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 24951
Non Response:
22%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self rating on single question:

Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale
.. Your life as a whole right now
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-j
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
10-14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.5%,   3: 0.8%,   4: 1.1%,   5: 5.7%,   6: 5.8%,   7: 17.5%,   8: 31.6%,   9: 19.3%,   10: 17%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.90 7.67
SD:
1.64 1.82

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Married vs. cohabitating Formally-married vs living-as-married Married vs. widowed Vs widowed Married vs. separated/divorced Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Married vs. never married Married vs never married Number of children Number of children Education Level of school-education Immigration Ethnic status in Canada
Migration generation
Migration of parents
Labour force activity Current employment status Household income Household income Household size Number of persons in household Homeowner House owned or rented Self-reported health Self-perceived health Urban/rural area Rural vs urban dwelling
Current area of residence
Geographic region REGION OF RESIDENCE