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Quality of Canadian Life: Social Change in Canada, 1977

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : observational data, survey data
Creator
  • Atkinson, Tom (York University (Canada). Institute for Behavioral Research)
  • Blishen, Bernard R. (York University (Canada). Institute for Behavioral Research)
  • Ornstein, Michael D. (York University (Canada). Institute for Behavioral Research)
  • Stevenson, H. Michael (York University (Canada). Institute for Behavioral Research)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-07-02
Funding Reference
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
Language
English
Free Keywords
alienation; aspirations; business elites; everyday life; expectations; family life; family relationships; friendships; government performance; job satisfaction; leisure; life satisfaction; news media; perceptions; personal finances; political attitudes; public opinion; quality of life; recreation; social attitudes; social behavior; social indicators; social issues; standard of living; trust in government; union leaders; values; work attitudes
Description
  • Abstract

    The Quality of Life Project was a five-year research program that began in 1976 and was officially titled "Social Change in Canada: Trends in Attitudes, Values, and Perceptions." The survey data for the project were collected through the Survey Research Centre at the Institute for Behavioural Research, York University, Ontario. The project's overall purpose was to develop time series measures of the perceived quality of life and of other subjective social indicators for Canada and its major regions. Three national surveys took place in the years 1977, 1979, and 1981, each including more than 3,000 respondents. A panel of about 2,000 respondents was followed through the three sets of interviews. In 1977 and 1981, the data were gathered in sample surveys of not only the general public of Canada but also selected Canadian decision-makers (top business executives, politicians, civil servants, and trade union leaders) to provide for comparisons between the two groups. This data collection contains the 1977 data, designed to measure each respondent's descriptions of, attitudes about, and satisfaction with a variety of domains of everyday life. They include: neighborhood/city/town/county of residence, life as a whole, Canadian and provincial governments, work and housework, personal finances, housing, life goals and values, personal alienation and efficacy, leisure activities and spare time, education, health and physical condition, friendships, marriage and romantic relationships, children, current Canadian political and social issues, and the news media. Background information and interviewer's observational data are also included.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977
  • 1977-05 / 1977-07
    Collection date: 1977-05--1977-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Canada
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons 18 years of age and over living in households in Canada, excluding the Yukon and Northwest Territories, and excluding residents of the far northern regions of Canada, public and private institutions, and Indian reservations.
Sampling
A multistage, stratified, random sampling design was used.
Note
Funding insitution(s): Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) (S75-0332).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7879 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07879.v1
Publications
  • Clarke, Harold D., Kornberg. Allan. Do national elections affect perceptions of MP responsiveness? A note on the Canadian case. Legislative Studies Quarterly.17, (2), 183-204.1992.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/440057 (URL)
  • Pfeiffer, Martin. An Examination of Inglehart's Silent Revolution Thesis in Canada. Dissertation, York University. 1992.
  • Johnston, William, Ornstein, Michael D.. Social Class and Political Ideology in Canada. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.22, (3), 369-393.1985.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.1985.tb00085.x (DOI)
  • Bashevkin, Sylvia B.. Social change and political partisanship: 'The development of women's attitudes in Quebec, 1965-1979'. Comparative Political Studies.16, (2), 147-171.1983.
    • ID: 10.1177/0010414083016002001 (DOI)
  • King, Michael, Murray, Michael A., Atkinson, Tom. Background, personality, job characteristics, and satisfaction with work in a national sample. Human Relations.35, (2), 119-133.1982.
    • ID: 10.1177/001872678203500203 (DOI)
  • Atkinson, Thomas H.. Public Perceptions of the Quality of Life. Perspective Canada III: A Compendium of Social Statistics, 1980.Ottawa: Minister of Supply and Services Canada. 1980.
  • Atkinson, Thomas H., Blishe, Bernard, Murray, Michael. Perceptions of Health Status by Canadians: A Working Paper on the quality of Life in Canada. Toronto: Institute for Behavioural Research. 1980.
  • Blishen, Bernard, Atkinson, Thomas H.. Anglophone and francophone differences of perceptions of the quality of life in Canada. The Quality of Life: Comparative Studies.Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. 1980.
  • Blishen, Bernard, Atkinson, Thomas H.. Regional differences in values among Canadians: A working paper on the quality of life in Canada. Toronto: Institute for Behavioural Research. 1980.
  • King, Michael, Murray, Michael A., Atkinson, Tom. Background, personality, job characteristics, and satisfaction with work in a national sample. Meetings of the Western Psychological Association.Honolulu, HI. 1980.
  • McKennell, Aubrey, Atkinson, Tom, Andrews, Frank M.. Structural constancies in surveys of perceived well-being. The Quality of Life: Comparative Studies.Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. 1980.
  • Murray, Michael, Atkinson, Tom. Evaluations of working conditions in Canada: A working paper on the quality of life in Canada. Toronto: institute for Behavioural Research. 1980.
  • Ornstein, Michael D.. Capital and the Canadian State. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Montreal, Canada. 1980.
  • Ornstein, Michael D.. Employment inocme of Canadians: A comparison of human capital, status attinment, class and core-periphery models. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Montreal. 1980.
  • Ornstein, Michael D.. Politics and everyday life: A longitudinal analysis. Meetings of the American Political Science Association.Washington, DC. 1980.
  • Ornstein, Michael D., Stevenson, H. Michael, Williams, A. Paul. Region, class and political-culture in Canada. Canadian Journal of Political Science.13, (2), 227-271.1980.
    • ID: 10.1017/S000842390003300X (DOI)
  • Rhyne, Darla. Bases of Marital Satisfaction Among Men and Women: A Working Paper on the Quality of Life in Canada. Toronto: Institute for Behavioural Research. 1980.
  • Williams, A. Paul. Elite attitudes towards social welfare policy in Canada. Meetings of the Canadian Political Science Association.Montreal. 1980.
  • Atkinson, Thomas H.. Trends in Life Satisfaction Among Canadians, 1968-1977. Occasional Paper.7, Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. 1979.
  • Atkinson, Thomas H., Murray, Michael. Values, Domains and the Perceived Quality of Life: Canada and the United States. Meetings of the American Psychological Association.New York. 1979.
  • Johnston, William, Ornstein, Michael D.. Class, work and politics. 3rd Annual Conference on Blue Collar Workers and Their Communities.Windsor, Ontario. 1979.
  • Johnston, William, Ornstein, Michael D.. Social class and political ideology in Canada. Meetings of the American Sociological Association.Boston, MA. 1979.
  • Murray, Michael, Atkinson, Tom. Gender differences in correlates of job satisfaction. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1979.
  • Ornstein, Michael D.. Political cleavages in the Canadian capitalist class. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1979.
  • Ornstein, Michael D., Atkinson, Tom, Stevenson, H. Michael. Political attitudes and the quality of life in Canada. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1979.
  • Ornstein, Michael D., Stevenson, H. Michael. Cracks in the mosaic: Elite and public opinion on the future of Canada. Meetings of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1979.
  • Ornstein, Michael D., Stevenson, H. Michael, Williams, A. Paul. The state of mind: Public perceptions of the future of Canada. Canada Challenged: The Viability of International Affairs.Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs. 1979.
  • Stevenson, H. Michael, Ornstein, Michael D.. The political response to the quality of life: Canada in comparative perspective. World Congress of the International Political Science Association.Moscow. 1979.
  • Williams, A. Paul, Bates, David, Ornstein, Michael D., Stevenson, H. Michael. Class, ideology and patisanship in Canada. 51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association.Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 1979.
  • Atkinson, Thomas H.. Is satisfaction a good measure of the perceived quality of life?. American Statistical Association. Section on Survey Research Methods. Proceedings.123-132.1978.
  • Blishen, Bernard R.. Perceptions of National Identity. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.15, (2), 150-156.1978.
  • Ornstein, Michael D., Stevenson, H. Michael, Williams, A. Paul. Public opinion and the Canadian political crisis. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology.15, (2), 158-205.1978.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1755-618X.1978.tb00992.x (DOI)
  • Atkinson, Thomas H.. Social Change in Canada: Trends in Attitudes, Values and Perceptions: A Project Overview. Toronto, Canada: Institute for Behavioural Research, York University. 1977.

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Atkinson, Tom; Blishen, Bernard R.; Ornstein, Michael D.; Stevenson, H. Michael (1984): Quality of Canadian Life: Social Change in Canada, 1977. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07879