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Studies

Lau et al. (2004): study AU 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Lau, A.L.D.; Cummins, R.A.; McPherson, W.
Title:
An Investigation into the Cross-Cultural Equivalence of the Personal Well-Being Index.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 403 - 430

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2002
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 180
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Page in publication:
409
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.94 7.94
SD:
1.37 1.37

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with life domains Satisfaction with multiple domains of life satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with Health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with own accomplishments Successful (vs failure)
Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Satisfaction with Relationship Satisfaction with intimate bonds Satisfaction with safety in community Satisfaction with safety in vicinity Satisfaction with Community Social cohesion in vicinity
Attitude to vicinity
Satisfaction with future Security Secure (vs threatened)