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Michalos (2003): study CA Prince George 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.
Title:
Policing Services and The Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 61, 1 - 18

Investigation

Public:
Adults, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 2001
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 687
Non Response:
72%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today.  Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them....
How satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f
Author's label:
Satisfaction with your life as a whole
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.70
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here are some features of people’s lives affecting them today.  Please indicate how satisfied you are with each of them....
How satisfied are you with your overall quality of life?
1  very dissatisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
3  a little dissatisfied
4  about evenly balanced
5  a little satisfied
6  somewhat satisfied
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Overalll quality of life as a whole
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.70
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life as a whole, how happy would you say you are?
1  very unhappy
2  somewhat unhappy
3  a little unhappy
4  evenly balanced
5  a little happy
6  somewhat happy
7  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-f
Author's label:
Happiness with life as a whole
Page in publication:
13
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with your house Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with your familly relations Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with your living partner Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with your job Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with your friendships Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with your health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with your spiritual fulfilment Leisure + spiritual life Satisfaction with your financial security Satisfaction with financial security Satisfaction with you recreational activities Satisfaction with leisure activities Satisfactionb with your self-esteem Current satisfaction with self Satisfaction with local policing services Satisfaction with local police