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Studies

Davern et al. (2007): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Davern, M.T.; Cummins, R.A.; Stokes, M.A.
Title:
Subjective Wellbeing as an Affective-Cognitive Construct.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 429 - 449

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 478
Non Response:
69%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire, followed by telephone interview

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:
SWB
Page in publication:
431

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Core affective descriptors Single aspect evaluations (on criteria of good life)
Multiple aspect evaluations of life