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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:
Selfreport 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 Sex (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 sibblings
Education of the mother Parents education Work status of the mother Oneself-mother: works (vs not)
Working mother
Full-time vs part-time
Part-time working of house-wives
Smoking of the mother Smoking of parents Household income Household income