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Studies

Michalos & Zumbo (2002): study CA Prince George 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
Title:
Healthy Days, Healthy Satisfaction and Satisfaction with the Overall Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 59, 321 - 338

Investigation

Public
Adults, general public, City of Pirnce George, British Columbia, Canada, 2000-2001
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 695
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

On a 7-point scale from 1 indicating 'very satisfied and 7 indicating 'very dissatisfied', how would you rate your level of satisfaction with your overall quality of life?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SQL-u-sq-n-7-a
Remarks:
Appril 2000:  5.7  Novemver 2000:  5.6  May 2001:  5.7
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.70 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health Satisfaction Satisfaction with health Generlal Health Self-perceived health Days physically not good Days ill Days mentally not good Days ill
Self ratings of mental health
Days limited Current handicap
Days ill