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Studies

Kennedy et al. (1978): study CA Edmonton CMA 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Kennedy, L.W.; Kinzel, C.; Northcott, H.C.
Title:
Subjective Evaluation of Well-Being: Problems and Prospects.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1978, Vol. 5, 457 - 474

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, City of Edmonton, Canada, 1977
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 335
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"All in all, how satisfied are you with your life these days.....?"
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-b
Author's label:
Overall satisfaction with life
Remarks:
Ms = 8.8
N   = 335

Scores 5+6+7: 86%
Page in publication:
461
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1%,   2: 2%,   3: 2%,   4: 10%,   5: 26%,   6: 37%,   7: 22%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.60 8.80
SD:
0.66

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with friendships Satisfaction with friends satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health satisfaction with recreation activities Satisfaction with leisure satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with family-life domain-specific satisfaction scores Satisfaction with multiple domains of life income Current income level (unspecified) age Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) proportion of neighbours known Social contacts in vinicity religiosity Attitudes to religion