Social Indicators Research

, Volume 79, Issue 1, pp 51–59 | Cite as

A Note on Student Quality of Life

  • Alex C. Michalos
  • Julie Anne Orlando


An aggregated sample of students (n = 3407) from the University of Northern British Columbia covering 7 of the 8 years from 1998 to 2005 is analyzed to show the relative and combined explanatory power of some life domain (e.g., satisfaction with family relations) and university-related variables (e.g., satisfaction with UNBC instructors) on some global quality-of-life variables (e.g., life satisfaction). It was found that, in combination with the life domain variables, the university-related variables added practically nothing to our explanatory power. The most powerful university-related variable was students’ satisfaction with their instructors.

Key words

happiness life satisfaction student quality of life 


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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alex C. Michalos
    • 1
  • Julie Anne Orlando
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Social Research and EvaluationUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada
  2. 2.Psychology ProgramUniversity of Northern British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada

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