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Leisure Development Cen (1980): study CA 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Leisure Development Cen,
Title:
Survey of Values in 13 Countries.
Source:
Working Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Canada, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1012
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy do you feel as you live now? Please choose one item on this card that comes closest to your feeling.
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Feeling happy
Page in publication:
94
Error estimates:
Reliability: Range 1-5: M=4.2 Ms'=8.1 Validity:
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 7.9%,   4: 50.1%,   5: 38.8%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.24 7.37
SD:
0.75 1.70
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life.......?
Please choose from this card that is closest to your feeling.
5  very satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
96
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 3.1%,   3: 7.2%,   4: 55.2%,   5: 33.8%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.19 7.23
SD:
0.74 1.64

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Occupation Current occupation Household income Household income Satisfaction with family life, work and leisure Family + leisure + work Interesting life Interesting (vs boring) Present life satisfaction O-HL by O-SL Fulfillment Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating) Hope for future life Current hope Anomy Development of anomy Acceptance of social order Social reform: radical reform vs consolidation Acceptance of social inequality Social inequality: more vs less differences Political conservatism Configuration of orientations to inequality and social reform Subjective social class Subjective social rank Income aspiration Income aspirations