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Studies

Cummins et al. (2004d): 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. Special Report on Cities.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2003
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N = 2000
Non Response
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
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
77.41 7.74
SD:
15.08 1.51

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Cities Community size
Region in Australia
Capital city Region in Australia