Findings on happiness in Ryan & Dziurawiec (2001): study AU 1998

Author(s)Ryan, L.; Dziurawiec, S.
TitleMaterialism and Its Relationship to Life Satisfaction.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2001, Vol. 55, 185 - 197
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1011002123169
PublicAdults, Perth, Australia, 1998
Collect periodApril-June
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =162
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "How satisfying are these different aspects of your life? Indicate the number which best suits your situation. Life as a whole is....." 1 very dissatisfying 2 dissatisfying 3 rather dissatisfying 4 rather satisfying 5 satisfying 6 very satisfying This item was followed by eight questions on life domain satisfactions.
Author's labelLife as whole
Page in publication192
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.90

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Accomplishing in lifeS02ae02Satisfaction with own accomplishments
Amount of fun and enjoymentL04ac01lPleasant (vs unpleasant)
Family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Health and physical conditionH14af04Satisfaction with health
House/unit/flatH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living
Work and payW05adCurrent satisfaction with work