Findings on happiness in Headey et al. (1984a): study AU 1978

Publication
Author(s)Headey, B.; Holmström, E.; Wearing, A.J.
TitleThe Impact of Life Events and Changes in Domain Satisfactions on Well-Being.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1984, Vol. 15, 203 - 227
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF00668671
Investigation
Public18-65 aged, general public, followed 3 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1979-80
Last assesment1981
 T1:november 1978, T2:january 1981
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability area sample, stratified by SES. 555 residents of Melbourne were chosen and interviewed at T1. From these 555 subjects 184 were interviewed again at T2 and submitted to the PERI test.
Respondents N =184
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksData also reported in HEADY 1985.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelPsychological Well-being
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Life eventsL06ab01cSummed life-events: standard weights
Past happinessH04ab01bPast happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
Satisfaction with contacts with friendsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthH14aa02dChange in satisfaction with health
Satisfaction with healthH14af04Satisfaction with health, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with houseH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with jobW05aa02bChange in satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with leisureL04aa02Change in life-appraisals
Satisfaction with leisureL03aa02cChange in satisfaction with leisure, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with marriageM03aa02bChange in satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with organizational membershipsS07aa02bChange in satisfaction with organizational participation
Satisfaction with sex lifeS03aa02bChange in satisfaction with sex-life
Satisfaction with sex lifeS03ac03Satisfaction with sex-life, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with standard of livingI01aa02eChange in attitude to income
Satisfaction with standard of livingI01aa01dEarlier satisfaction with income, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with suburbL17ac01Attitude to community
Satisfaction with suburbL16acAttitudes to local environment, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with suburbL04aa02Change in life-appraisals, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with suburbL16aa02cChange in satisfaction with residence, also classified as above ↑