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Biddle (2014): study AU 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Biddle, N.
Title:
Measuring and Analyzing the Wellbeing of Australia's Indigenous Population.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 116, 713 - 729.

Investigation

Public
15+ aged indigious people, Australia 2008
Survey name
AU-NATSISS
Sample
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
346
Assessment
Interview: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on  single question:

How did you feel during the last month? . Were you a happy person?
6:  all the time
5:  most of the time
4:  a good bit of the time
3:  some of the time
2:  a little of the time
1:  none of the time

Last item in a series of questions on self and life
Classification:
O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Felt happy in last 4 weeks all or most of the time (6+5): 72%
Page in publication:
717

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Lives in remote Australia Remoteness Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Children Current parental status
Living with children
Dependent persons in household
Single parent
Has a non-Indigenous person living in the household Mixed ethnicities in household Main language spoken at home is not English Home language other than standard in nation Changed usual residence in the previous 5 years Change in residence
Recently moved
Employment Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Full-time vs part-time
Social prestige of occupation
'Objective' socio-economic status
Not in labor force
Workfare
Socio-economic treatment
Education Level of school-education Self-assessed health fair or poor Self-perceived health Victim of physical or threatened violence in previous 12 months Current victim status Arrested in previous 5 years Arrested Lives in a house that does not meet the occupancy standard Quality of house R square Relative resources
Ethnic minority