Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey
Study Design: Clinical trial and observational cohort with repeated measurements over time
Participant age range:
Children / adolescents
Early adulthood or midlife
Number of participants at baseline: 17,000
Year of initial enrollment: 2001
Number of data collection waves: 20, data collection ongoing
Measures of well-being:
Positive psychological well-being (overall / multidimensional)
Purpose / meaning in life / ikigai
Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: High
Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): High
Measures of physical health: Self-rated / questionnaire-based health
Access information: This dataset is available to all researchers. Researchers must submit an application to access this data. There are no fees required to access this dataset.
Notable Citation: Siahpush M, Spittal M & Singh, G. (2008). Happiness and life satisfaction prospectively predict self-rated health, physical health, and the presence of limiting, long-term health conditions. American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(1), 18-26.