Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 /1

Publication
Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 11, Report 11.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Personal Financial Debt.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
 Fluent in English
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Wave 11 of Australian Unity Wellbeing Survey
SampleProbability area sample
 Randomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =2000
Non Response72
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's labelLife as a Whole
Page in publicationA4+B154
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.777.77
Standard deviation1.681.68


Full textSelfreport on single question: Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How content do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10... 0 completely discontented 1 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 completely content
ClassificationM-AC-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelContentment
Page in publicationB5
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How happy do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10... 0 completely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelaffect
Page in publicationB5+B156
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.507.50
Standard deviation1.811.81


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Work StatusE02abCurrent employment status
Work StatusH21abCurrent household-work, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusR12abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusS01ac01aInvolved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
Chronological AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Chronological AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Chronological AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
DepressionH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Household StructureC03ab02Children in the household
Household StructureH20abCurrent household-composition, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab01Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureC07ab01Living in communal household, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab06Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab04Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH01aa02Change in habits
Household StructureC03ab02Children in the household, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20abCurrent household-composition, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab01Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureC07ab01Living in communal household, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab06Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab04Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Level of DebtP12ab03Debts
Level of DebtP12ab03Debts
LoanP12ab03Debts
LoanP12ab03Debts
Looking for WorkO01adAttitudes to one's occupation
Looking for WorkO01adAttitudes to one's occupation
Looking for WorkE02ag05Aspirations for employment
Looking for WorkO01ad04Looking for another job, also classified as above ↑
Looking for WorkE02ag05Aspirations for employment
Looking for WorkO01ad04Looking for another job, also classified as above ↑
Marital SatatusM02aa05Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)
Marital SatusM02aa01Married vs never married
Marital StatusM02aa01Married vs never married
Marital StatusM02aa02Married vs widowed
Marital StatusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital StatusM02aa04Married vs separated
Marital StatusM02aa05Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)
Marital StatusM02aa02Married vs widowed
Marital StatusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital StatusM02aa04Married vs separated
PainH14ab03bPain
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI)L04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Survey NumberE03ab01aTrend in general public
Total worthP12ab01Total wealth
Total WorthP12ab01Total wealth
Total worthP12ab01Total wealth
Work StatusE02afCurrent additional jobs
Work StatusE02abCurrent employment status, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusH21abCurrent household-work, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusR12abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Work StatusS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑