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Studies

Headey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1989 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.
Title:
Old Age is not Downhill: The Satisfactions and Well-Being of Older Australians.
Source:
Australian Journal on Aging, 1999, Vol. 18, 32 - 37

Investigation

Public:
26-78 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 502
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question asked twice

'How do you feel about your life as a whole?'
1  terrible
2  very unhappy
3  unhappy
4  mostly dissatisfied
5  mixed feelings
6  mostly satisfied
7  pleased
8  very pleased
9  delighted
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
33

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding adults under 60 vs over 60s Young versus old