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Jones (2002a): study CA 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Jones, F.
Title:
Happiness and Optimism among Canada's 12 to 15 Years Old.
Source:
Religious Commitment Note 02-12, 2002, Christian Commitment Research Institute, Canada

Investigation

Public
12-15 aged, Canada, 1998
Sample
Probability cluster sample
Respondents
N = 31194
Non Response
13%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, I am happy with how things are in my life right now
1  disagree strongly
2  disagree
3  agree
4  strongly agree
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-n
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
The categories 1 "disagree strongly"and  2 "disagree" were clustered to one category: 2 "disagree".
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 11%,   3: 60%,   4: 29%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.96 -
SD:
0.60 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Regional variation Region in Canada Girls and boys Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Worship frequency of the child Participation in church Worship frequency of the mother Religiousness of parents Faith commuity affiliation Current religious denomination Schooltype School-type Family composition Number of parents (broken home)
Mixed kin siblings
Education of the mother Parents education Work status of the mother Full-time vs part-time
Part-time working of house-wives
Working mother
Oneself-mother: works (vs not)
Smoking of the mother Smoking of parents Household income Household income