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Downward & Rasciute (2011a): study GB 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Downward, P.; Rasciute, S.
Title:
An Economic Analysis of the Subjective Health and Well-Being of Physical Activity?
Source:
Rodriguez, P.: et al, Ed.:" The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness", Edgar Elgar, 2011, Cheltenham, Uk

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2005
Survey name:
UK-TakingPartSurvey 2005
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 28117
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how happy would you say you are?
10  extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  extremely unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-e
Author's label:
happiness
Page in publication:
Table 2,1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.6%,   2: 0.62%,   3: 1.72%,   4: 2.17%,   5: 7.79%,   6: 7.4%,   7: 18.5%,   8: 30.07%,   9: 17.31%,   10: 13.83%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.63 7.37
SD:
1.75 1.95

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Number of adults in the household Number of adults in household Cycled for sport in the last 4 weeks Cycling
Cycling for sport
Cycled for utility reasons in the last 4 weeks Cycling for utility
Cycling
Participated in any sport in the last 4 weeks Active involvement in sports Walked for at least 30 minutes in the last 4 weeks Walked for recreation in the last 4 weeks Physical activity Single Never married Married Married vs all unmarried Separate Separated Income Personal income North Region in UK North west Region in UK Yorkshire Region in UK East Mid Region in UK West Mid Region in UK East Region in UK London Region in UK South Region in UK White Ethnic status in the UK Asian Ethnic status in the UK Black Ethnic status in the UK Working Working
Current employment status
Working student Working of students Keep house Full-time home maker
Works at home
Retired Current status: retired or not Ill and cant work Unfit for work Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Higher education or equivalent Level of school-education Level of education Level of school-education Apprentice Apprentice Sexe Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Undertaken any voluntary work Voluntary work Number of children in the household Number of children in the household Willingness to pay for sport Willingness to pay for sport Cycled for health, recreation in the last 4 weeks Physical activity