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

Publication
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
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
Collect period2
Survey nameAU_WI Survey 10
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingN
Respondents N =1977
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)
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
Page in publicationA 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.747.74
Standard deviation1.701.70


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
Page in publicationA 2
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.857.85
Standard deviation1.421.42