Findings on happiness in Michalos & Orlando (2006): study CA British Columbia 1998

Publication
Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Orlando, J.A.
TitleA Note on Student Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 79, 51 - 59
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-005-2404-y
Investigation
PublicUniversity students Northern British Columbia, Canada, 1998 - 2005
 1998-2005, omitting 2004. 2004 omitted for technical reasons
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =3407
 Annual survey samnples average about 400
Non ResponseNot available
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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.40
Standard deviation1.40


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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.70
Standard deviation1.40


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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.30
Standard deviation1.30


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Happinessshow  O-HL by O-SL
Quality of Lifeshow  O-SL by O-QOL
Satisfactiion with library servicesshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Satisfaction with bookstore servicesshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Satisfaction with Coursesshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Satisfaction with familyshow  Satisfaction with family
Satisfaction with financesshow  Satisfaction with income\finances
Satisfaction with fitness servicesshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Satisfaction with friendsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with housingshow  Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with instructorsshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Satisfaction with recreationshow  Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with self-esteemshow  Attitudes to own self-image
Satisfaction with self-esteemshow  Current satisfaction with self, also classified as above ↑
Sdatisfaction with food servicesshow  Satisfaction with school-facilities
Subjective well-beingshow  Multiple aspect evaluations of life
University useful for preferred future workshow  Perceived usefulness of schooling