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Developing a national index of subjective wellbeing: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index

Cummins, Robert; Eckersley, Richard; Pallant, Julie; Van Vugt, Jackie; Misajon, Roseanne


The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index has been designed as a new barometer of Australians' satisfaction with their lives, and life in Australia. It is based on, and develops, the theoretical model of subjective wellbeing homeostasis. The Index comprises two sub-scales of Personal and National Wellbeing. Data were collected through a nationally representative sample of 2000 people in April/May 2001. Factor analysis confirmed the integrity of the two sub-scales and, confirming empirical...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Indicators Research
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024704320683


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