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Studies

Cummins et al. (2005): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
Title:
Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, Report 12.1. Special report on City and Country Living.
Source:
Australian Center on Quality of Life, 2005, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
Sample
Probability area sample
Respondents
N = 24000
Non Response
0
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:
4

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding ARIA index Remoteness Capital City Region in Australia Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with achievements Satisfaction with own accomplishments Satisfaction with personal relationships Satisfaction with intimate bonds Satisfaction with safety Satisfaction with safety in vicinity Satisfaction with community Remoteness Satisfaction with future security Satisfaction with financial security Gender Sexe: male (vs female) State Regional Areas Region in Australia