Findings on happiness in Schurer & Yong (2012): study AU 2001

Author(s)Schurer, S.; Yong, J.
TitlePersonality, well-being and the marginal utility of income: What can we learn from random Coefficient models?
SourceHEDG WP 12/01, 2012, York, UK
Public20-60 aged general public, followed 9 years, Australia, 2001-2009
Last assesment2009
Survey nameAU-HILDA combined waves
 HILDA 2001-2009
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =7158
 50869 person/year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
Page in publication10
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.40

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Big 5 variablesP05adAgreeable
Big 5 variablesP05aoConscientious, also classified as above ↑
Big 5 variablesP05azExtraverted, also classified as above ↑
Big 5 variablesP05cdOpen, also classified as above ↑
Big 5 variablesP05dbStable, also classified as above ↑
HappinessG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01aa02aChange in income level