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Cummins et al. (2003b): 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, Report 8.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. Feeling Connected to Australia.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, November 2003, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003
Survey name:
AU-WI Survey 8
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1980
Non Response:
83%
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:
77.97 7.80
SD:
16.95 1.70
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How content do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10...
0  completely discontented
1
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10 completely content
Classification:
M-AC-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Contentment
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:
76.79 7.68
SD:
15.32 1.53
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How happy do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10...
0  completely unhappy
1
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10 completely happy
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Happiness
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:
78.63 7.86
SD:
14.87 1.49

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survey number ERA (temporal period) Household Income Personal income Gender Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Connection to Australia Current satisfaction with nation Pets Current pets Citizenship Foreign nationalities in nation Ethnic Origin Earlier nationality (nation of origin) Place of Birth Ever migrated or not