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Cummins et al. (2001): study AU 2001 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Misajon, R.A.; Pallant, J.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 2, Report 1.
Source:
Australian Centre on Quality of Life, 2001, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-WI Survey 2
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 2004
Non Response:
90%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's label:
Life as a whole
Remarks:
The values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.72 7.72
SD:
1.94 1.94
Full text:
Selfreport 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
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
The values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.99 7.96
SD:
1.88 1.88

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Comparison with Survey 1 Trend in general public Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Income Current income level (unspecified)