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Studies

Duffy (2004): study GB 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Duffy, B.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Trust in Other People.
Source:
Publication MORI, 2004, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2000
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2000
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 8952
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
Author's label:
Life-satisfaction
Page in publication:
5

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Ethnicity Ethnic status in Britain Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Employment status Current employment status
Current status: retired or not
Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Housing Type of current dwelling Current house owned or rented House owned or rented Household composition Current household-composition Subjective class Subjective social rank Inner locus of control Attitudes to own social status
Attitudes to social inequality in nation
Trust Trust in fellow-man in nation Key drivers of life satisfaction Socio-demographic + health + social ties