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Michalos & Orlando (2006a): study CA Prince George 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Orlando, J.A.
Title:
Quality of Life of Some Under-Represented Survey Respondents: Youth, Aboriginals and Unemployed.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 191 - 213

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997-2005
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 8664
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.67 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report 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-SQL-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Quality of Life
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.48 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report 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
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.65 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with house Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with neighbourhood Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with family relaltions Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with living partner Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with job Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with friendships Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with religion/spiritual fulfilement Satisfaction with religion Satisfaction with financial scurity Satisfaction with income\finances Satisfaction with recreational activities Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with self-esteem Current satisfaction with self
Attitudes to own self-image
Satisfaction with federal government Attitudes to national government
Attitudes to government accomplishments
Satisfaction with provincial government Attitudes to local government
Attitudes to government accomplishments
Satisfaction with local government Attitudes to local government
Attitudes to government accomplishments
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Youth Young versus old Unempllyed Current employment status Aboriginals Ethnic status in Canada