Correlational findings

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

18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
N = 419
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
Favourable events
Our Classification
Number of favourable events mentioned on a 93-item questionnaire on 'events and experiences in the last two years.
Typical items are:
- you took up a new sparetime activity
- you had a financial crisis
- you started a new job
- you failed an important exam
- you ended an extra marital affair
- you made new friends
- you were robbed
Each item rated 'yes' or 'no'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-*-mq-*-*-a r = +.06 ns