Findings on happiness in Michalos & Zumbo (2002): study CA Prince George 2000

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, City of Pirnce George, British Columbia, Canada, 2000-2001
Collect period4
 April 2000-May 2001
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =695
 607 in April 2000 437 in November 2000 695 in May 2001
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: On a 7-point scale from 1 indicating 'very satisfied and 7 indicating 'very dissatisfied', how would you rate your level of satisfaction with your overall quality of life? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 6 7 very satisfied
RemarksAppril 2000: 5.7 Novemver 2000: 5.6 May 2001: 5.7
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On 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
Generlal Healthshow  Self-perceived health
Health Satisfactionshow  Satisfaction with health