Findings on happiness in Headey (1999): study AU AU Victoria 1989 /1

Author(s)Headey, B.
TitleOld Age is not Downhill: The Satisfactions and Well-Being of Older Australians.
SourceAustralian Journal on Aging, 1999, Vol. 18, 32 - 37
DOIDOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.1999.tb00887.x
Public26-78 aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Survey nameNot available
 Third wave,of the Victoria QOL panel survey which started in 1981 and involved follow-ups in 1983, 1985,1987 and 1989
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Selection took place in 1981. No people over 70 were selected.
Respondents N =502
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
General remarksThis study is also reported in HEADE 1985
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question asked twice 'How do you feel about your life as a whole?' 1 terrible 2 very unhappy 3 unhappy 4 mostly dissatisfied 5 mixed feelings 6 mostly satisfied 7 pleased 8 very pleased 9 delighted
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication33
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
adults under 60 vs over 60sA04ab01Young versus old