Findings on happiness in O'Brien & Webbie (2004): study AU 2001

Author(s)O'Brien, K.; Webbie, K.
TitleHealth, Well-Being and Body Weight. Characteristics of Overweight and Obesity in Australia.
SourceAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2004, Bulletin No. 13, Canberra, Australia
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001
Survey nameNot available
 National Health Survey 2001
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =26900
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole, taking into account what has happened in the last year and what you expect to happen in the future 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication4,17
RemarksOriginal scale reduced in 4 categoriess: 4 Delighted/Pleased 3 Mostly Sastisfied 2 Mixed 1 Dissatisfied: Mostly Satisfied/Unhappy/Terrible
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)