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Studies

Jones (2002): study CA 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Jones, F.
Title:
Satisfaction with Life in Canada.
Source:
Religious Commitment Note 02 - 09, Christian Commitment Research Institute, 2002, Canada

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Canada, 1997, 2000
Sample:
Probability cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 14000
Non Response:
6%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question;

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
-  no opinion
-  not stated
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 5.6%,   3: 44.8%,   4: 42%   (total 93.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.36 7.85
SD:
0.67 2.22

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding men, women Sex (male vs female) married Married vs never married widowed Vs widowed faith community Current religious denomination
Christian orthodoxy
Church-member or not
age Age difference among elderly church attendance Participation in church divorced Vs divorced Age Current age (in years)