print

Studies

Cummins et al. (2003a): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Hunter, B.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 5, Report 5.0. The Wellbeing of Autralians: 1. Personal Finances 2. The Impact of the Bali Bombing.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1999
Non Response:
75%
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:
7.77 7.77
SD:
1.73 1.73

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Source of income Source of current income Religion Current religious denomination survey number ERA (temporal period) Male sexe Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Household Income Type of income Worrying about money Worrying about money Retired Current status: retired or not Satisfaction with life in Australia Satisfaction with life in nation in general Satisfaction with economic situation in Australia Attitudes to economy in the nation Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with social conditions Attitudes to social relations in the nation Satisfaction with government Attitudes to government Satisfaction with business Attitudes to economy in the nation Satisfaction with national security Attitudes to position of the nation Satisfation with standard of living Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with achievement Satisfaction with own accomplishments Satisfaction with relationships Satisfaction with intimacy Satisfaction with Safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Satisfaction with community Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity Satisfaction with future security Specific personal hopes Satisfaction with religion or spirituality Satisfaction with religion Satisfaction with your finacial security Satisfaction with financial security Satisfaction with ability to pay for essentials Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with ability to afford Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with opportunity to save