Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2004

Publication
Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Hunter, B.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.; Woerner, J.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 12, Report 12.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Job Security.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, October 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
 Fluent in English
Collect period8
Survey nameNot available
 Wave 12 of Australian Unity Wellbeing Survey
SampleProbability area sample
 Randomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =1997
Non Response88%
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 publication4+134
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100 Normative Ranges Calculated from Survey Mean Scores: All Mt = 7,76; -2SD Mt= 4,29; +2SD Mt= 11,24 Don't know: N = 5 Don't understand: N = 1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.917.91
Standard deviation1.641.64


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 labelHappiness
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Chronological AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Fulltime Work StatusE02afCurrent additional jobs
Fulltime Work StatusE02abCurrent employment status, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusO01abCurrent occupation, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusH21ab02Division of household-work, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Household IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Household StructureC03ab02Children in the household
Household StructureH21abCurrent household-work, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureH20ab01Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household StructureC07ab01Living in communal household, also classified as above ↑
Looking for WorkE02ag05Aspirations for employment
Looking for WorkO01ad04Looking for another job, also classified as above ↑
Marital StatusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Personal Well-Being ( PWB)L04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Raw Olympic DateI06aa01Moment of the interview
Survey NumberE03ERA (temporal period)