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Michalos & Zumbo (2000): study CA Prince George 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
Title:
Criminal Victimization and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2000, Vol. 50, 245 - 295

Investigation

Public:
Adult general population, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 737
Non Response:
63%
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 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:
Satisfaction with overall quality of lif
Page in publication:
265, 268
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:

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as?
1  very unhappy
2  unhappy
3  unhappy
4  mixed
5  happy
6  happy
7  very happy

Verbal label 'unhappy' used for numerical options 2 and 3 together. Likewise verbal label 'happy'used for both numerical options 5 and 6.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-e
Author's label:
Overall happiness
Page in publication:
265, 268
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:
5.50
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
Page in publication:
265, 268
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 Age Current age (in years) Sex Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married vs never married Own home vs rent House owned or rented Education Current education Household income Household income Self-harm-weighted victimization Current victim status Victimization Current victim status Relative/close friend victimization Victimization of intimates Neighbourhood crime increased Perceived safety in vinicity
Development of local society
Local school crime increased Perceived safety in vinicity
Development of local society
Walk alone in neighbourhood at night Perceived safety in vinicity Index of police performance Satisfaction with local police Index of defensive behaviour Dealing with risk of becoming a victem