Australian Centre on Quality of Life

Australian Unity Wellbeing Index – Results

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Data Portal

ACQOL is committed to enhancing our scientific knowledge of subjective wellbeing, both within Australia and internationally. As part of this objective, ACQOL has released datasets using the PWI for public use. Details of each dataset is provided within the download document, including information on the conditions of use.

In addition, ACQOL welcomes other researchers to submit their datasets to be hosted here on the ACQOL Data Portal. Click here for more information.



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  • The Macau Quality of Life Report Project

    The Macau Quality of Life Report Project was commissioned by the deFiccao Projectos Multimedia (owner of Macau Business magazine - http://www.macaubusiness.com/magazine) to Lotus Consultants, the Consulting arm of the University of Saint Joseph. From 2007 to 2012 a total of twelve surveys were conducted with the support of the Macau Foundation, Wynn Resorts and the Orient Foundation. The Macau Quality of Life Report project was led by Prof. Richard Whitfield, as CEO of Lotus Consultants at the time, which involved also Dr. Ricardo Rato and Mr. Michael Lio as researchers and Ms. Jeannie Lam providing administrative support. All the data were collected via telephone interviews. 376 valid responses were gathered for the first survey, and 1000+ for each of the subsequent surveys (from a Macau population of around 300,000 adults), where the interviewers were thoroughly trained and closely monitored students from the University of Saint Joseph.

    These data can be used under Creative Commons Licencing - Attribution - Non-Commercial 4.0 International), with the following attribution:

    Title: Macau Quality of Life Reports 2007-2012

    Attribution: The data collection and initial analysis was commissioned the deFiccao Projectos Multimedia (owner of the Macau Business magazine -http://www.macaubusiness.com/magazine) and conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Saint Joseph, led by Prof. Richard Whitfield and including Dr. Ricardo Rato and Mr. Michael Lio, with the support of Ms. Jeannie Lam.

    Publication: Rato, R., & Davey, G. (2012). Quality of life in Macau, China. Social indicators research. Social Indicators Research, 105, 93-108.

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