Findings on happiness in Breslin et al. (2013): study GB 2009

Author(s)Breslin, G.; Donnelly, P.; Nevill, A.M.
TitleSocio-Demographic and Behavioural Differences ans Associations with Happiness for Those Who Are in Good and Poor Health.
SourceInternational Journal of Happiness and Development, 2013, Vol. 1, 142 - 154
Public16+ aged general public Northern Ireland, 2009
Last assesment2010
Survey nameNot available
 Sports and Physical Activities Survey (SAPAS)
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Respondents N =4663
Non Response45,4%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: In general, how happy would you say you are? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Labels of scale ends not reported 1. Least happy score 2 3 - - 10. Most happy score
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication146-147
RemarksHappy: above or at median (7) 62% Unhappy (below median) 38%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Access to a carP12ab02eaCar
Five portions of fruits and vegetables or more per dayH12ab01Healthy eating
Five portions of fruits and vegetables or more per dayN15ab04What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01fVs co-habiting, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02ab01aVs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Self perceived healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
SmokingS13ab08Use of tobacco
Vigorous intensity pshysical activity per weekS12ab01aActive involvement in sports