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

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 11, Report 11.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Personal Financial Debt.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
72
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
Page in publication:
A4+B154
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:
7.77 7.77
SD:
1.68 1.68
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 content do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10...
0  completely discontented
1
2
3
4
5  neutral
6
7
8
9
10 completely content
Classification:
M-AC-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Contentment
Page in publication:
B5
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:
affect
Remarks:
The values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Page in publication:
B5+B156
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:
7.50 7.50
SD:
1.81 1.81

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) Gender Sex (male vs female) Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Current Age Current age (in years) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Chronological Age Current age (in years) Depression Depressive (f31-33) Household Structure Living alone or not
Current household-composition
Non-nuclear household
Living with parents
Children in the household
Living in communal household
Household Structure Living alone or not
Current household-composition
Non-nuclear household
Change in habits
Living with parents
Children in the household
Living in communal household
Marital Status Married vs never married Marital Status Married vs widowed Marital Status Married vs divorced Marital Status Married vs separated Marital Status Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced) Marital Satus Married vs never married Marital Status Married vs widowed Marital Status Married vs divorced Marital Status Married vs separated Marital Satatus Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced) Work Status Current employment status
Unemployed involuntary
Current household-work
Current status: retired or not
Voluntary work
Current occupation
Full-time home maker
Involved in schooling or not
Work Status Current employment status
Current additional jobs
Current household-work
Current status: retired or not
Voluntary work
Current occupation
Full-time home maker
Looking for Work Attitudes to one's occupation Looking for Work Attitudes to one's occupation Looking for Work Looking for another job
Aspirations for employment
Looking for Work Looking for another job
Aspirations for employment
Loan Debts Loan Debts Level of Debt Debts Level of Debt Debts Total worth Total wealth Total Worth Total wealth Total worth Total wealth Pain Pain