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Michalos & Zumbo (1999): study CA Prince George 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
Title:
Public Services and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 48, 125 - 156

Investigation

Public:
Adult general population, Prince George, Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 715
Non Response:
64%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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:
Overall happiness
Remarks:
Number of respondents 643
Page in publication:
126, 137
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:
5.60
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 life as a whole
Remarks:
Number of repondents 702
Page in publication:
137
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
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:
Quality of life
Page in publication:
137
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:
5.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with financial security Satisfaction with financial security Satisfaction with family relations Satisfaction with family Satisfaction with job Current satisfaction with work Satisfaction with Friendships Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with Self Current satisfaction with self Satisfaction with Government Services Attitudes to government accomplishments Satisfaction with Living partner Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with job opportunities Perceived chances for employment Satisfaction with Weather Attitude to local climate Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with federal government officials Attitudes to national government Satisfaction with geographic location Attitude to local natural environment