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Anand et al. (2005): study GB 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Anand, P.; Hunter, G.; Smith, R.
Title:
Capabilities and Well-Being: Evidence based on the Sen-Nussbaum Approach to Welfare.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 74, 9 - 55

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, UK, 2000
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2000
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 12040
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

Here are some questions about how you feel about your life. Please tick the number which you feel best describes how dissatisfied or satisfied you are with the following aspects of your current situation…

Your life as a whole.
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied

Last item in a list of domain satisfactions
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-7-b
Remarks:
Female: M = 5,23; Male: M = 5,21
Page in publication:
19
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.21%,   2: 2.1%,   3: 5.84%,   4: 14.83%,   5: 30.5%,   6: 31.5%,   7: 14.1%   (total 100.08%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.22 7.03
SD:
1.26 2.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Bodily health Self-perceived health Bodily integrity Car Education Level of school-education Concentration problems Current problems
Current psycho-somatic complaints
Making decisions capabilities Feeling free from inner restraints
Current mental complaints
Self perceived decisiveness
Meal or drink with friends/family Sufficiency of current income
Ability to maintain intimate contacts
Felt happy by pure overall happiness
Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Able to work Restrictions to physical functioning Move Likelihood to move Crime Quality of current dwelling
Perceived safety in vicinity
Sleep problems Quality of sleep
Amount of worrying
Vote Voting Afford holidays/new clothes/nourished Aspired income-increase
Attitudes to own resources
Consumption aspirations/motives
Expenditures on..
Strain Feeling tranquil (vs restless)
Current mental complaints
Depression Feeling down (vs not)
Current mental complaints
Confidence Current psycho-somatic complaints
Self confidence
Able to overcome difficulties Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate)
Current mental complaints
Self-perceived ability
Self confidence
Able to face up to problems Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate)
Current mental complaints
Self-perceived ability
Self evaluation Self-perceived usefulness Enjoy daily activity Satisfaction with lifestyle Satisfaction with job domain Attitudes to current job
Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Satisfaction with partner domain Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with health domain Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with house domain Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with household income domain Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with social life domain Satisfaction with social participation Satisfaction with leisure domain Satisfaction with leisure activities