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Pusey (1998): study AU 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Pusey, M.
Title:
Incomes Standards of Living and Quality of Life.Prliminary Findings from the Middle Australia Project.
Source:
Eckserley, R.;Ed.: "Measuring Progress", CSIRO, 1998, Australia, 183 - 197 (Also Paper 1997 Conference ISQLS, USA)

Investigation

Public:
Adults, age range not reported, general public, Australia, 1995
Survey name:
AU-National Social Scien
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2279
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied do you feel about your life as a whole...?"
8  delighted
7  very pleased
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed feelings
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-8-b
Page in publication:
table 1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.2%,   2: 1.1%,   3: 2.5%,   4: 12.9%,   5: 26.4%,   6: 25%,   7: 22.4%,   8: 8.7%   (total 99.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 8 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.74 6.78
SD:
1.32 1.89