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

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Hunter, B.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Report 9.0. The Wellbeing of Australians. Effects of Household Debt.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 1897
Non Response:
88%
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

'Taking all tings together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-c
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(N=i)
all        Mt = 7,75; SD = .10
-2 SD  Mt = 7,56
+2 SD Mt = 7,94

Normative Ranges calculated from Aggregated Individual Data(N=i)
all       Mt = 7,75; SD = 1,76
-2 SD Mt =  4,23
+2SD Mt = 11,23
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:
77.69 7.77
SD:
16.87 1.69

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survey Number Trend in general public Household Income Current income level (unspecified) Gender Sex (male vs female) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Household Stucture Current household-composition Work Status Current employment status
Voluntary work
Planned retirement (vs unexpected)
Current household-work
Looking for Work Looking for another job
Aspirations for employment
Pets Current pets Loan Debts Level of debt Debts Total Worth Total wealth Married state Married vs never married Marital Status Married vs widowed Marital Status Married vs divorced Marital Status Married vs separated Married Status Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)