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Michalos & Zumbo (2001): study CA Prince George 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
Title:
Ethnicity, Modern Prejudice and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 53, 189 - 222

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1998
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 743
Non Response:
70%
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
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:
5.45
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:
5.37
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:
5.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ethnicity Ethnic status in Canada Xenophopia Tendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self Personal fair treatment Trust in local society
Personal experience of ethnic discrimination
Inegalitarism Tendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self Cultural/Ethnic Homogeneity Prefernce Index Tendency to discriminate ethnic groups one-self