This article outlines the development, methodology, and some preliminary results of the Sovereign New Zealand Wellbeing Index (SNZWI) - a web-based observational longitudinal study of 10,000 adults aged 18 years and over selected randomly from throughtout New Zealand. The SNZWI is the first national representation of how New Zealanders are faring on a personal and social level. The survey provides a much needed look beyond the economic conditions of New Zealanders to how New Zealanders are coping within these economic conditions.
Jarden, A., MacKay, L., White, K., Schofield, G., Duncan, S., Williden, M., Hone, L., & McPhee, J. (2013). The sovereign New Zealand wellbeing index. Psychology Aotearoa, 5(1), 22-27.