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Studies

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

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 4, Report 4.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. 1. Work and Leisure 2. The Impact of 11 September, One Year Later.
Source:
Australian Centre on Quality of Life, 2002, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 2003
Non Response:
88%
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:
Satisfaction with Life as a Whole
Remarks:
The values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Page in publication:
97
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.72 7.72
SD:
1.72 1.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with quantity of leisure Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with quality of leisure Satisfaction with leisure Survey number Trend average happiness in Australia Chronological Age Current age (in years) Household Income Household income Work Type Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Current occupation
Involved in schooling or not
Voluntary work
Work Hours Hours work
Time spent on work and care
Ethnicity Earlier language
Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Health Satisfaction with health Achievement Satisfaction with own accomplishments Relationships Satisfaction with intimate bonds Safety Satisfaction with safety in vicinity Community Social cohesion in vicinity Security Satisfaction with financial security
Specific worries
PWI domains Satisfaction with multiple domains of life