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

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, 2003
Survey name:
AU-WI Survey 6
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1979
Non Response:
88%
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:
4
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:
7.82 7.82
SD:
1.66 1.66

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with life in Australia Trend in general public Household Income Household income Gender Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Number of people in household Number of persons in household Citizenship Foreign nationalities in nation Satisfaction with Standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with your health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with achievement Successful (vs failure)
Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Satisfaction with personal relationships Satisfaction with intimacy Satisfaction with feeling of safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Satisfaction with feeling part of community Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Local social cohesion
Satisfaction with your future security Specific personal hopes Satisfaction with religion or spirituality Satisfaction with religion Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with savings and invetmentd Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with control about financial security Satisfaction with financial security Satisfaction with financial expectation Income expectations Satisfaction with economic situation in Australia Attitudes to economy in the nation Satisfaction with government in Australia Attitudes to government Satisfaction with natural environment in Australia Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with social conditions in Australia Attitudes to social relations in the nation Satisfaction with business in Australia Attitudes to economy in the nation Satisfaction with national security in Australia Attitudes to position of the nation Personal Wellbeing Satisfaction with multiple domains of life National Wellbeing Current satisfaction with nation