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BHPS (2010): study GB 1999

Publication

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

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 1999-2000
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2000
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 15623
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Remarks:
wave 9
Page in publication:
ILFSATO
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.7%,   2: 2.4%,   3: 5.9%,   4: 13.9%,   5: 25.6%,   6: 30.1%,   7: 14.8%   (total 94.4%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.21 7.02
SD:
1.35 2.25
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

During the past 4 weeks….. Have you been a happy person?
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Item MH5 in SF-36 (Medical Outcome Study 36 item Short Form)
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-6-a
Remarks:
wave 9
Page in publication:
IHLSF9H
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 4.5%,   3: 12.3%,   4: 12.7%,   5: 53.1%,   6: 13%   (total 97.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.55
SD:
1.11