Findings on happiness in Lau et al. (2004): study AU 2002

Publication
Author(s)Lau, A.L.D.; Cummins, R.A.; McPherson, W.
TitleAn Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430
DOIdoi:10.1007/s11205-004-0561-z
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
 Recruitement through university students paid an honorarium to recruit preople the knew.
Respondents N =180
 Group 1: (aged 18-35 year): N=60 Group 2: (aged 30-64 year): N=60 Group 3: (aged 65 and older): N=60
Non ResponseNot available
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 labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication409
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.947.94
Standard deviation1.371.37


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Satisfaction with CommunityL17ac01Attitude to community
Satisfaction with CommunityL17ab01cPerceived cohesion in community, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with future SecurityL04ac01oSecure (vs threatened)
Satisfaction with HealthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with life domainsL04ad02Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Satisfaction with own accomplishmentsS02ae02Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Satisfaction with own accomplishmentsL04ac01pSuccessful (vs failure), also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with RelationshipI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
Satisfaction with safety in communityL17ab02bSatisfaction with safety in community
satisfaction with standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living