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Gibson (2005): study AU 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Gibson, R.
Title:
The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, 2003.
Source:
Australian Social Science Data Archives, The Australian National University, 2005, Canberra, Australia

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2006
Survey name:
AU-WI survey 16
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1975
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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
Page in publication:
A 2.4
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.5%,   4: 0.8%,   5: 2%,   6: 6.5%,   7: 4.9%,   8: 19.4%,   9: 34.5%,   10: 17.4%,   11: 13.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.73 7.73
SD:
1.69 1.69