- 18-65 aged, general public, followed 6 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1981-87
- N = 649
- Non Response:
- Attrition T1-T4: 31%
- Interview: face-to-face
- Authors's label
- Satisfaction with standard of living
- Our Classification
- Index of two identical questions asked at the beginning and the end of the interview (20 minute interval)
Rated on a 9-point scale ranging from terrible (1) to delightfull (9). Assessed at T1 (1981), T2 (1983), T3 (1985) and T4 (1987).
Observed Relation with Happiness
Effect assessed at T1, T2, T3 and T4.
Effect assumed to be identical at all times.
ßL is the path-coefficient in a four wave LISREL
model. T1 sex, age, SES, extraversion and neuroticism are controlled.