Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Is a simple happiness question an indicator of successful ageing?
Happiness is an indicator of overall subjective well-being which has variously been described as increasing over the lifespan1,2 or declining with advancing age3. Happiness may be a reliable and simple indicator of what is variously described as successful, healthy, active or productive ageing. In late adulthood, happiness has been associated with a range of demographic, health related and psychosocial factors, but with conflicting results. We aim to explore factors associated with happiness in older women both cross-sectionally and longitudinally.

A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
A/Prof Deirdre McLaughlin
Mr Richard Hockey
Mrs Lindy Gallagher
Dr Janni Leung
Professor Nancy Pachana