Findings on happiness in Michalos & Zumbo (2003): study CA British Columbia 1999

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
TitleLeisure Activities, Health and the Quality of Life.
SourceMichalos, A.C.;Ed.: "Essays on the Quality of Life", Kluwer, 2003, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 217 - 238
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, British Columbia, USA, 1999
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =440
Non Response17,6
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-7-f
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication232
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.50
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport 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
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-7-f
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication234
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.70
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport 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
ClassificationO-QLS-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's labelsatisfaction with quality of life
Page in publication235
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.40
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Aesthetic benefits (of leisure)show  Attitudes to leisure
Domain satisfaction and Healthshow  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Family relations satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Friendship satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with friends
General healthshow  Current general health status
Job satisfactionshow  Current satisfaction with work
Living partner satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with family
Living partner satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with marriage, also classified as above ↑
Mental healthshow  Scores on symptom inventories
Physical functioningshow  Current general health status
Present age satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with age
Psychological benefits (of leisure)show  Attitudes to leisure
Self-esteem satisfactionshow  Attitudes to own self-image
Social functioningshow  Current general health status