Michalski (2001): study CA 2000
- Michalski, J.H.
- Asking Citizens what Matters for Quality of Life in Canada.
- Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), 2001, Canada
- Participants focus groups, Canada, 2000
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 346
- Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Participants completed questionnairs prior and following the discussions.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on single question:
Overall satisfaction with…... your life as a whole
(full question not reported)
4 very satisfied
3 somewhat satisfied
2 somewhat dissatisfied
1 very dissatisfied
- Author's label:
- Satisfaction with Life as a whole
- Composition of participants. 51% male, 49% female; average age 43 (skewed to older end), 50% married, 16% divorced, 31% never married, remaining participants widowed. Average householdsizes mirrors those of general Canadian population: 2,7. Roughly 21% lives alone, 25% as couples, 38% in nuclear families with two parents plus one or more children, 8% lone-parent families.78% has English as first language, 13% French and 1,5% German.
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- Observed distribution
- 1: 2%, 2: 15%, 3: 52%, 4: 31% (total 100%)
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
- 3.12 7.06
- 0.72 1.96