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Cummins et al. (2004b): study AU 2004 /1

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, 2004
Survey name
AU-WI Survey 12
Sample
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents
N = 1974
Non Response
63,4
Assessment
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Page in publication:
4
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.91 7.91
SD:
1.64 1.64