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Cummins et al. (2002a): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Okerstrom, E.; Pallant, J.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 3, Report 3.2. The Impact of Personal Relationships and Household Structure on the Wellbeing of Australians.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2002, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 2110
Non Response:
70%
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:
7
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:
78.14 7.81
SD:
17.86 1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Marital status, never married vs married Married vs never married Marital status, Widowed vs Married Married vs widowed Marital status, Divorced vs Married Married vs divorced Marital status, Separated vs Married Married vs separated Marital status, Married vs Defacto Formally-married vs living-as-married Household Income Household income Household Structure Differences: alone vs partner Living alone or not Satisfaction with Standard of Living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with Achievement Successful (vs failure)
Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Satisfaction with Relationships Satisfaction with intimacy Satisfaction with Safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Satisfaction with Community Social cohesion in vinicity Personal Wellbeing Index Satisfaction with multiple domains of life