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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 = 12408
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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
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:
7.90 7.90

Correlational Findings

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