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

Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 11, Report 11.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Personal Financial Debt.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Collect period4
Survey nameAU-WI Survey 3
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =2026
Non Response70
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)
Page in publicationA 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.771.77