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Studies

Cummins et al. (2001): study AU 2001

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
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N = 2000
Non Response
-
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
4
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.48 7.48
SD:
1.97 1.97

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with achievement Satisfaction with own accomplishments Gender Sexe: male (vs female)