Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2004e): study AU 2004 /1

Publication
Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Eckersley, R.; Lo, S.K.; Okerstrom, E.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 11, Report 11.0. Part A: The Report. The Wellbeing of Australians. Personal Financial Debt.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2004, Melbourne, Australia
URLhttp://www.acqol.com.au/reports/index.php
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2004
 Fluent in English
Collect period5
Survey nameNot available
 Wave 11 of Australian Unity Wellbeing Survey
SampleProbability area sample
 Randomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =2000
Non Response72
AssesmentInterview: telephone (CATI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 very satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used until 2005)
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-ca
Author's labelLife as a Whole
Page in publicationA4+B154
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.777.77
Standard deviation1.681.68


Full textSelfreport on single question: Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How content do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10... 0 completely discontented 1 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 completely content
ClassificationM-AC-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelContentment
Page in publicationB5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Now I am going to ask you how you FEEL, not just at the moment, but GENERALLY in your life. How happy do you generally feel? On a scale from o to 10... 0 completely unhappy 1 2 3 4 5 neutral 6 7 8 9 10 completely happy
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-n-11-b
Author's labelaffect
Page in publicationB5+B156
RemarksThe values presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.507.50
Standard deviation1.811.81


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Chronological Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Chronological Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Chronological Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Current Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Depressionshow  Depressive (f31-33)
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household Incomeshow  Current income level (unspecified)
Household Structureshow  Children in the household
Household Structureshow  Current household-composition, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living in communal household, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Change in habits
Household Structureshow  Children in the household, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Current household-composition, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living alone or not, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living in communal household, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Living with parents, also classified as above ↑
Household Structureshow  Non-nuclear household, also classified as above ↑
Level of Debtshow  Debts
Level of Debtshow  Debts
Loanshow  Debts
Loanshow  Debts
Looking for Workshow  Attitudes to one's occupation
Looking for Workshow  Attitudes to one's occupation
Looking for Workshow  Aspirations for employment
Looking for Workshow  Looking for another job, also classified as above ↑
Looking for Workshow  Aspirations for employment
Looking for Workshow  Looking for another job, also classified as above ↑
Marital Satatusshow  Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)
Marital Satusshow  Married vs never married
Marital Statusshow  Married vs never married
Marital Statusshow  Married vs widowed
Marital Statusshow  Married vs divorced
Marital Statusshow  Married vs separated
Marital Statusshow  Still-married vs broken marriage (widowed+separated+divorced)
Marital Statusshow  Married vs widowed
Marital Statusshow  Married vs divorced
Marital Statusshow  Married vs separated
Painshow  Pain
Personal Wellbeing Index (PWI)show  Satisfaction with multiple domains of life
Survey Numbershow  Trend happiness in Australia
Total worthshow  Total wealth
Total Worthshow  Total wealth
Total worthshow  Total wealth
Work Statusshow  Current employment status
Work Statusshow  Current household-work, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current occupation, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Involved in schooling or not, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Unemployed involuntary, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current additional jobs
Work Statusshow  Current employment status, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current household-work, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current occupation, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Current status: retired or not, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Work Statusshow  Voluntary work, also classified as above ↑