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Studies

Weston et al. (2003): study AU 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Weston, R.; Gray, M.; Qu, L.; Stanton, D.
Title:
The Impact of Long Working Hours on Employed Fathers and Their Families.
Source:
Paper Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2003, Melbourne, Australia

Investigation

Public:
Employed fathers, Australia, 2001
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1479
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Face-to-face interviews and self completion questionaires

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Now here are some questions concerning how satisfied - or dissatisfied - you are with various things about your life, such as your standard of living, your education etc. To indicate this, would you use this card. If you are extremely SATISFIED with something you would call of the highest number, ten. If you are extremely DISSATISFIED you would mention the lowest number, zero. If you are neither extremely satisfied nor extremely dissatisfied, you would mention some number in between zero and ten - the higher the number, the more satisfied, the lower the number the less satisfied.
How satisfied - or dissatisfied - are you with the following? Just read off the number that comes closest to how you feel.
We have talked about various parts of your life. Now taking everything into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
0  dissatisfied
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-e
Author's label:
Overall Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.94
SD:
0.18

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding work hours Load of work Satisfaction with work hours Satisfaction with work conditions