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.
Participants will complete an online questionnaire which will ask about their:
- satisfaction with life,
- self-efficacy (your confidence in overcoming problems),
- meaning in life,
- social isolation,
- sense of control in life,
- goals, and
The questionnaire should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.