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Studies

Gschwandtner et al. (2015): study GB 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Gschwandtner, A.; Jewell, S.; Kambhampati, U
Title:
On the Relationship between Lifestyle and Happiness in the UK.
Source:
Paper for 89th Annual Conference of AES, 2015, 1 - 33, Warwick, England

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public UK, 2012
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 31946
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Interviews and self completion form

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
11
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.21 7.02
SD:
145.00 241.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Marital status Living alone or not
Married vs never married
Vs co-habiting
Education Level of school-education Ethnicity Ethnic status in Britain Age of youngest child Age of children
Living with children
Job status Current employment status
Full-time home maker
Unfit for work
Unemployed involuntary
Full-time vs part-time
Current status: retired or not
Household income Household income Single parent family Single parent Sports activity Active involvement in sports Days walk 30 mins per week Active involvement in sports
Sporting
Parents occupation Socio-economic background (earlier for adults, current for young)
No living parents
Average daily portions of fruits and vegetables What one eats
Healthy eating
Male/female Sexe: male (vs female) Life style Current life-style
Socio-demographic + life style
Ease of access to sports facilities Access to sports facilities
Sports facilities in vicinity
Smoking User career
Use of tobacco