Findings on happiness in Weston et al. (2003): study AU 2001

Author(s)Weston, R.; Gray, M.; Qu, L.; Stanton, D.
TitleThe Impact of Long Working Hours on Employed Fathers and Their Families.
SourcePaper Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2003, Melbourne, Australia
PublicEmployed fathers, Australia, 2001
 Living with partner and at least one child under age 15 Working 35 hours or more per week
Survey nameNot available
 wave 1 HILDA survey (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia)
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Fathers selected from probability sample of households
Respondents N =1479
 N full sample of households: 14.000
Non Response?
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Face-to-face interviews and self completion questionaires
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelOverall Life Satisfaction
Page in publication8
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.18

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Satisfaction with work hoursshow  Satisfaction with work conditions
work hoursshow  Load of work