Findings on happiness in Michalos & Zumbo (2000): study CA Prince George 1997

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
TitleCriminal Victimization and the Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2000, Vol. 50, 245 - 295
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1006930019814
Investigation
PublicAdult general population, City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada, 1997
Collect period11-12
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =737
Non Response63%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
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 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 overall quality of lif
Page in publication265, 268
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.60
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question: Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as? 1 very unhappy 2 unhappy 3 unhappy 4 mixed 5 happy 6 happy 7 very happy Verbal label 'unhappy' used for numerical options 2 and 3 together. Likewise verbal label 'happy'used for both numerical options 5 and 6.
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-v-7-e
Author's labelOverall happiness
Page in publication265, 268
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.50
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 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 labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication265, 268
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.80
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Educationshow  Current education
Household incomeshow  Household income
Index of defensive behaviourshow  Dealing with risk of becoming a victem
Index of police performanceshow  Satisfaction with local police
Local school crime increasedshow  Development of local society
Local school crime increasedshow  Perceived safety in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married vs never married
Neighbourhood crime increasedshow  Development of local society
Neighbourhood crime increasedshow  Perceived safety in vinicity, also classified as above ↑
Own home vs rentshow  House owned or rented
Relative/close friend victimizationshow  Victimization of intimates
Self-harm-weighted victimizationshow  Current victim status
Sexshow  Sex (male vs female)
Victimizationshow  Current victim status
Walk alone in neighbourhood at nightshow  Perceived safety in vinicity