Findings on happiness in Cummins et al. (2001b): study AU 2001

Author(s)Cummins, R.A.; Davern, M.T.; Eckersley, R.; Misajon, R.A.; Pallant, J.
TitleAustralian Unity Wellbeing Index. Survey 2, Report 2. Special Report on Income and Geographic Location.
SourceAustralian Center on Quality of Life, 2001, Melbourne, Australia
Public18+ aged, general public, Australia, 2001
 Fluent in English
Collect period12
Survey nameAU-WI Survey 2
 Wave 2 of Australian Unity Wellbeing Survey, Report 2
SampleProbability area sample
 Randomly drawn telephone numbers
Respondents N =2004
Non Response90%
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)
Author's labelLife as a whole
Page in publication5
RemarksValues presented in the report are stretched to range 0-100
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.941.94

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Gendershow  Region in Australia
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑
Incomeshow  Household income