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Ganglmair Wooliscroft & Lawson (2008): study NZ 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Ganglmair Wooliscroft, A.; Lawson, R.
Title:
Applying the International Wellbeing Index to Investigate Subjective Wellbeing of New Zealanders with European and with Maori Heritage.
Source:
New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2008, Vol. 3, 57 - 72

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, New-Zealand, 2005
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3556
Non Response:
63,4%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Respondents were asked to indicate their ethnicity as being of European or Maori descent

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?
0   completely unsatisfied
1
2
3
4
5  neither unsatisfied nor satisfied
6
7
8
9
10  completely satisfied

First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used since 2005)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-cb
Author's label:
Subjective Well-being
Remarks:
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI) and National Wellbeing Index (NWI) for New Zealanders of European descent. For New Zealanders of Maori descent: M=66,5, SD=22,1.

Means and standard deviations are expressed in % scale range in the report.
Page in publication:
57. 66
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:
69.80 6.98
SD:
20.20 2.02

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with Standard of Living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with Health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with Achieviement in Life Successful (vs failure)
Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Satisfaction with Personal Relationships Satisfaction with intimacy Satisfaction with safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Satisfaction with feeling part of community Social cohesion in vinicity
Satisfaction with social contacts in vinicity
Satisfaction with future security Specific personal hopes Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Satisfaction with economic situation in New Zealand Attitudes to economy in the nation satisfaction with New Zealands' environment Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with social conditions in New Zealand Attitudes to social relations in the nation Satisfaction with government in New-Zealand Attitudes to government Satisfaction with business in New Zealand Attitudes to economy in the nation Satisfaction with national security in New Zealand Attitudes to position of the nation Satisfaction with life domains Current satisfaction with nation Ethnic identity Ethnic status in specific nations