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Descriptive Statistical Analysis using SPSS


Peacock, H, Descriptive Statistical Analysis using SPSS, Social Research Methods, Oxford University Press, M Walter (ed), Oxford ISBN 9780190310103 (2019) [Other Book Chapter]

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In 2017, Kendig et al. had their work published regarding Australian's attitudes towards intergeneration equity. They utilised simple descriptive analysis to analysis data from the Attitudes to Ageing in Australia (AAA) study along with the national Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA). Their study analysed 2605 respondents from 2009-10 and 2015-16 surveys (n = 1481 for 2009-10; n = 1124 for 2015-16). The sample comprised participants in four age groups: People aged 65 or older; 50-64 years; 35-49 years; and those aged 18-34 years of age. Each group's attitudes on three different questions are compared: attitudes towards older people's government benefits; whether participants support raising the age for pension to 67 years by 2023; and participants attitudes on how much conflict there is between older and younger Australians. Results indicate that some similarities and some diversity within the age groups. There were consistent views across all groups that older Australians were receiving less than their fair share of government benefits. Further, most participants indicated that they are opposed to raising the pension eligibility age. Results also indicated a strong sense of intergenerational solidarity with most respondents indicating little conflict between older and younger Australians. Further it was a consistent view, especially among younger Australians, that baby boomers had been advantaged in their access to opportunities compared to older and younger groups.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:SPSS data analysis
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociological methodology and research methods
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Peacock, H (Mr Huw Peacock)
ID Code:134745
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-02
Last Modified:2019-09-11

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