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Studies

BHPS (2010): study GB 2005

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, 2005
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2005
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10264
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

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 14
Page in publication:
AGHQL
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.2%,   2: 4.2%,   3: 11.2%,   4: 12.3%,   5: 52.4%,   6: 12.3%   (total 93.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.57
SD:
1.08