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

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
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1997
Non Response:
88%
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
Author's label:
Life as a whole
Remarks:
The values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Normative Ranges Calculated from Survey Mean Scores: All  Mt =  7,76; -2SD Mt=  4,29; +2SD Mt=  11,24

Don't know:  N = 5  Don't understand: N = 1
Page in publication:
4+134
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.91 7.91
SD:
1.64 1.64
Full text:
Self report 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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survey Number ERA (temporal period) Personal Well-Being ( PWB) Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Raw Olympic Date Moment of the interview Household Income Current income level (unspecified) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Household Structure Children in the household
Living in communal household
Living alone or not
Current household-work
Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Fulltime Work Status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Current occupation
Current status: retired or not
Full retirement (vs partial)
Involved in schooling or not
Voluntary work
Looking for Work Aspirations for employment
Looking for another job