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Studies

Headey (2008b): study AU 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.
Title:
The Set-Point Theory of Well-Being: Negative Results and Consequent Revisions.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2008, Vol. 85, 389 - 403

Investigation

Public
15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
Survey name
AU-HILDA 2004
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean Men: 7,9; Women 8,0; People in prime age (25-59): 7,8
Page in publication:
218

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years)