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Morrison (2011): study NZ 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Morrison, P.S.
Title:
Local Expressions of Subjective Well-Being: The New Zealand Experience.
Source:
Regional Studies, 2011, Vol. 45, 1039 - 1058

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, urban areas, New Zealand, 2004
Survey name:
NZ QOL survey 2004
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 6308
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how happy or unhappy would you say you are?
1  very unhappy
2  unhappy
3  neutral
4  happy
5  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-cc
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 1.5%,   3: 11.1%,   4: 52.9%,   5: 33.5%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.17 7.44
SD:
0.75 1.62
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
Taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life in general these days?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neutral
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-nc
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 3%,   3: 12%,   4: 53.9%,   5: 30.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.11 8.12
SD:
0.76 1.64
Full text:
selfreport on single question:

Would you say that your overall quality of life is..
1  extremely poor
2  poor
3  neutral
4  good
5  extremely good
Classification:
O-QOL-u-sq-v-5-c
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 1.9%,   3: 9.7%,   4: 61.4%,   5: 26.7%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.12
SD:
0.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding City's New Zealand Region in New Zealand