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Shields & Wooden (2003): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Shields, M.; Wooden, M.
Title:
Investigating the Role of Neighbourhood Characteristics in Determining Life Satisfaction.
Source:
Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 24/03, 2003, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001
Survey name:
AU-HILDA 2001
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 13969
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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:
31
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.6%,   4: 0.9%,   5: 1.4%,   6: 5.3%,   7: 6.1%,   8: 17.6%,   9: 29.6%,   10: 19%,   11: 19.1%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.94 7.94
SD:
1.67 1.67