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Michalski (2001): study CA 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Michalski, J.H.
Title:
Asking Citizens what Matters for Quality of Life in Canada.
Source:
Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN), 2001, Canada

Investigation

Public:
Participants focus groups, Canada, 2000
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 346
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Participants completed questionnairs prior and following the discussions.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
O-SLW-?-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Satisfaction with Life as a whole
Remarks:
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.
Page in publication:
50
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 15%,   3: 52%,   4: 31%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.12 7.06
SD:
0.72 1.96