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Studies

Headey et al. (1991): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Headey, B.; Veenhoven, R.; Wearing, A.J.
Title:
Top-down versus Bottom-up Theories of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 81 - 100

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981-1987
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 942
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Marriage Satisfaction with marriage Job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Standard of Living Satisfaction with standard of living Leisure Satisfaction with activity pattern
Satisfaction with leisure activities
Friendship Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with personal contacts
Health