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Michalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
Title:
Leisure Activities, Health and the Quality of Life.
Source:
Michalos, A.C.;Ed.: "Essays on the Quality of Life", Kluwer, 2003, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 217 - 238

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 440
Non Response:
17,6
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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 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:
232
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:

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:
234
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:
5.70
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 quality of life
Page in publication:
235
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:
5.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Mental health Scores on symptom inventories Psychological benefits (of leisure) Attitudes to leisure Self-esteem satisfaction Attitudes to own self-image Domain satisfaction and Health Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Social functioning Current general health status Physical functioning Current general health status General health Current general health status Aesthetic benefits (of leisure) Attitudes to leisure Job satisfaction Current satisfaction with work Friendship satisfaction Satisfaction with friends Family relations satisfaction Satisfaction with family Living partner satisfaction Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with marriage
Present age satisfaction Satisfaction with age