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Studies

BHPS (2010): study GB 1998 /1

Publication

Author(s):
BHPS,
Title:
British Household Panel Survey: website
Source:
Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex, UK

Investigation

Public:
Teens, adolescents, United Kingdom, 1998-99
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 1999
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 946
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole?
7  completely happy
6
5
4  neither happy nor unhappy
3
2
1  completely unhappy
Classification:
M-AO-u-sq-f-7-a
Remarks:
wave 8
Page in publication:
HYPHLF
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 1.1%,   3: 1.7%,   4: 8.6%,   5: 16.1%,   6: 35%,   7: 35.4%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.84 8.06
SD:
1.27 2.12