Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1993): study AU AU Victoria 1981

18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
N =
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face
In 1981 942 panel members were selected. By 1987 649 members remained. In 1987 a supplementary mail questionnaire, used to measure depression and anxiety, netted 419 replies. Mailed questionnaire at T4 to measure depression/anxiety


Authors's Label
Satisfaction with Life (SWLS) scale
Our Classification
Cognitive measure of life satisfaction, comprising five items:
a In most ways my life is close to ideal
b The conditions of my life are excellent
c I am satisfied with my life
d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
e If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'
Answers rated: 7=strongly agree to 1=strongly disagree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = +.67 p < .05