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Studies

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

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 7, Report 7.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. The Effect of Work.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2003, Melbourne, Australia.

Investigation

Public:
18+aged, general public, Australia, 2003
Survey name:
AU-WI Survey 7
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1993
Non Response:
85%
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:
1.68 1.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in satisfaction with life as a whole ERA (temporal period) Household Income Household income Gender Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Earning Money Own income or not Household Structure Current household-composition Relationship Status MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS Political party Current political (party) preference Anxiety about the World Situation Anxious Political Support Current political (party) preference Relationships Married vs never married Relationships Married vs widowed Relationships Married vs divorced Relationships Formally-married vs living-as-married Relationships Never married