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Leisure Development Cen (1980): study AU 1979

Publication

Author(s):
Leisure Development Cen,
Title:
Survey of Values in 13 Countries.
Source:
Working Paper for 1980 Conference on Human Values, Tokyo, Japan.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Australia, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1104
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy do you feel as you live now? Please choose one item on this card that comes closest to your feeling.
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Feeling happy
Page in publication:
94
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 1.4%,   3: 8.1%,   4: 43.8%,   5: 45.9%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.34 7.60
SD:
0.73 1.69
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life.......?
Please choose from this card that is closest to your feeling.
5  very satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
96
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.1%,   2: 3.1%,   3: 7%,   4: 53.8%,   5: 34.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.18 7.23
SD:
0.78 1.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Occupation Current occupation Household income Household income Satisfaction with family life, work and leisure Family + leisure + work Interesting life Interesting (vs boring) Present life satisfaction O-HL by O-SL Fulfillment Fulfilled/rewarding (vs frustrating) Hope for future life Expected level of happiness (period unspecified) Anomy Current anomy Acceptance of social order Social reform: radical reform vs consolidation Acceptance of social inequality Social inequality: more vs less differences Political conservatism Configuration of orientations to inequality and social reform Subjective social class Subjective social rank Income aspiration Income aspirations