print

Studies

Michalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Orlando, J.A.
Title:
A Note on Student Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 51 - 59

Investigation

Public:
University students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3407
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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
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:
5.40
SD:
1.40
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
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
SD:
1.40
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
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:
5.30
SD:
1.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness O-HL by O-SL Quality of Life O-SL by O-QOL Subjective well-being Multiple aspect evaluations of life Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with finances Satisfaction with income\finances Satisfaction with recreation Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with self-esteem Attitudes to own self-image
Current satisfaction with self
Satisfaction with instructors Satisfaction with school-facilities Satisfaction with Courses Satisfaction with school-facilities Satisfaction with student services Satisfactiion with library services Satisfaction with school-facilities Sdatisfaction with food services Satisfaction with school-facilities Satisfaction with fitness services Satisfaction with school-facilities Satisfaction with bookstore services Satisfaction with school-facilities University useful for preferred future work Perceived usefulness of schooling Univeristy useful for any future work