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Studies

Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Hunter, B.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.; Woerner, J.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Survey 12, Report 12.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Job Security.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, October 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia 2003-2004
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life as a whole

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Depression Depressive (f31-33) Household Structure Children in the household
Living in communal household
Living alone or not
Current household-work
Marital Status Married vs never married Fulltime Work Status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Current household-work
Current status: retired or not
Voluntary work
Looking for work Looking for another job
Aspirations for employment
Pain Pain