Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2001): study AU 2001 /1

Publication
Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Misajon, R.A.; Pallant, J.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 2, Report 1.
SourceAustralian Centre on Quality of Life, 2001, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001
 Fluent in English
Collect period12
Survey nameAU-WI Survey 2
 Wave 2 of Australian Unity Wellbeing Survey, Report 1
SampleProbability area sample
 Randomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =2004
Non Response90%
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 labelLife as a whole
Page in publication5
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.727.72
Standard deviation1.941.94


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
Page in publication5
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean8.007.96
Standard deviation1.881.88


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Comparison with Survey 1E03ab01aTrend in general public
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)