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Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey

Updated 5/16/22

Country: Australia

Study Design: Clinical trial and observational cohort with repeated measurements over time

Participant age range:

  • Children / adolescents

  • Early adulthood or midlife

  • Aging adults

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)

  • Flourishing (multidimensional)

  • Positive affect

  • Purpose / meaning in life / ikigai

  • Life satisfaction

  • Subjective happiness

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.

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