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Keck & Delhey (2004): study GB 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Keck, W.; Delhey, J.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, "Quality of Life in Europe. First European Quality of Life Survey 2003 ", 2004, Dublin, Ireland, Chapter 7

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2003
Survey name:
EU-EQLS 2003
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
21.8
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied
10 very satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.4%,   2: 0.8%,   3: 2%,   4: 4.1%,   5: 11.1%,   6: 10.8%,   7: 15.9%,   8: 26.6%,   9: 14.5%,   10: 12.6%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.28 6.98
SD:
1.96 2.18
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy
10 very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication:
61
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.4%,   2: 0.3%,   3: 1%,   4: 3.6%,   5: 5.5%,   6: 6.9%,   7: 17.4%,   8: 30%,   9: 18.1%,   10: 15.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.71 7.46
SD:
1.82 2.02