Findings on happiness in Della Giusta et al. (2010a): study GB 1996 /1

Author(s)Della Giusta, M.; Jewell, S.; King, Z.
TitleTime Packages and Their Effect on Life Satisfaction.
SourcePaper 084, Henley Business School, University of Reading, 2010, UK
PublicAdults, general public, UK, 1996-2007
Last assesment2007
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1996
 BHSP data over period 1996-2007
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =50657
 6864 couples with an avarage of 7 years of worth data (min. 2years, max. 12years)
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport onsingle question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a wholel? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Page in publication4, 14
Remarksquestion not asked in 2001 such that this year was excluded here: Couple Satisfaction computed: LS(male) + LS(female) /2
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.931.55

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Attitudes to Family LifeF03acAttitudes to family-life
CareM03abCurrent characteristics of marriage-relationship
CareS11abCurrent support behavior, also classified as above ↑
Employment statusE02abCurrent employment status
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Health statusH14ab02Self-perceived health
Index of time use specialisationT01adCurrent time-usage
Life satisfaction partnerM04ae01Happiness of spouse
Log (annual household income per capita)I01ab03Household income
Number of children of different age groupsC04ab01Age of children
Number of children of different age groupsC03ab01Number of children, also classified as above ↑
Percentage share of houseworkH21ab02aShared household-tasks
Total hours workedM04acWork conditions of spouse
Total hours workedW04ab22Work hours, also classified as above ↑