Findings on happiness in Nikolaev (2018): study AU 2001

Author(s)Nikolaev, B.
TitleDoes Higher Education Increase Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness?
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 483 - 504
URLhttps://doi .org/10.1007 /s10902-016-9833-y
PublicWorking aged (22-65), Australia, followed 12 years, 2001-2013
Collect period2001
Last collect period2013
Survey nameAU-HILDA combined waves
 Merged waves 2001-2013
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =126265
 20.143 individuals and 126.265 individual-year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication489-490
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.491.49

Full textSelfreport on 7 questions: How much of the time during the past 4 weeks A Have you been a nervous person B Have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up? C Have you felt calm and peaceful? D Have you felt down? E Did you feel worn out? F Have you been a happy person? G Did you feel tired? Reponse options: 6 all of the time 5 most of the time 4 a good bit of the time 3 some of the time 2 a little of the time 1 none of the time Computation (C+F)/2 - (A+B+D+E+G)/5:
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication490-1
RemarksABS computed by WDH-team from PA 4,21 minus NA 2,32
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Divorcedshow  Married vs divorced
Educationshow  Years schooling
Education levelshow  Level of school-education
Employedshow  Current employment status
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Labor income (log)show  Personal income
Separatedshow  Married vs separated
Singleshow  Married vs never married
Summed efffectsshow  Socio-demographic factors only
Widowedshow  Married vs widowed