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Schurer & Yong (2012): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Schurer, S.; Yong, J.
Title:
Personality, well-being and the marginal utility of income: What can we learn from random Coefficient models?
Source:
HEDG WP 12/01, 2012, York, UK

Investigation

Public:
20-60 aged general public, followed 9 years, Australia, 2001-2009
Survey name:
AU-HILDA combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 7158
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life?
Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are.
0  totally dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 totally satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Page in publication:
10
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.80 7.80
SD:
1.40 1.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Big 5 variables Conscientious
Extraverted
Open
Stable
Agreeable
Income Change in income level Happiness Sexe: male (vs female)