Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2003

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 2003-2004
Collect period11
 November 2003, August 2004
Survey nameNot available
 Combined surveys 9-12
SampleProbability area sample
 Ramdomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =2000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
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 streched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? 0 dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife as a whole
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
DepressionH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
Fulltime Work StatusE02abCurrent employment status
Fulltime Work StatusH21abCurrent household-work, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusR14abCurrent status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusE02ab03Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Fulltime Work StatusS07ab03Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
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 StatusM02aa01Married vs never married
PainH14ab03dPain