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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:
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
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
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:
7.91 7.91
SD:
1.64 1.64
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

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 Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Household Structure Living alone or not
Current household-work
Children in the household
Living in communal household
Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Fulltime Work Status Current employment status
Current additional jobs
Division of household-work
Current status: retired or not
Voluntary work
Current occupation
Looking for Work Looking for another job
Aspirations for employment