Findings on happiness in Michalos & Zumbo (2002): study CA Mamawetan,Keewatin/Athab asca Parkland, Saskatchewan 2001

Author(s)Michalos, A.C.; Zumbo, B.D.
TitleHealthy Days, Healthy Satisfaction and Satisfacton with the Overall Quality of Life.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 59, 321 - 338
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1019601213926
PublicAdults, general public, Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada, 2001
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =344
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: 'All things considered, how would you rate the quality of your life on a scale from 1 to 10? If it is very bad, give it a score of 1. If it is very good, give it a score of 10. The scores in between allow you to say how close to either side you are.' 1 very bad 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 very good DK
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Days limitedshow  Current handicap
Days limitedshow  Days ill, also classified as above ↑
Days mentally not goodshow  Days ill
Days mentally not goodshow  Self ratings of mental health, also classified as above ↑
Days physically not goodshow  Days ill
General Healthshow  Self-perceived health
Health Satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with health