Life Satisfaction Across the Lifespan

Complete a short online questionnaire to help Swinburne University researchers to better understand "What makes us happy?".

Study Purpose/Description

Swinburne University researchers want to better understand “What makes us happy?” The study aims to explore which psychological attributes (e.g., attitudes, beliefs, social connections) are most important in predicting and maintaining life satisfaction across the lifespan.  

The research team is also interested in whether these attributes help us remain happy despite experiencing stressful life events. It is hoped that this research will improve our understanding about what makes people happy at different stages of life.

What’s Involved?

Participants will complete an online questionnaire which will ask about their:

  • satisfaction with life,
  • self-efficacy (your confidence in overcoming problems),
  • meaning in life,
  • loneliness,
  • social isolation,
  • sense of control in life,
  • goals, and
  • aspirations

The questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  

Recruitment criteria

You may be eligible to participate in this study if you are:

  • ‘generally healthy’, and
  • aged above 18 years of age



Study sponsor / funder

Research team contacts

Kylie Sneddon

0400 942 463

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