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Knies (2011): study GB 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Knies, G.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Material Well-Being of Young People in the UK.
Source:
McFall, S.L.;et al;Eds.; ''Understanding Society'', Institute for Social, and Economic Research, 2011, University of Essex, 2011, UK, 16 - 22

Investigation

Public:
Young people, aged 10-15, UK, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 2163
Non Response:
158
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
Interview: computer assisted (CAPI) & Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Which of these faces describe best how you feel about your life as a whole?
7  completely happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-f-7-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.52%,   2: 0.84%,   3: 1.95%,   4: 6.81%,   5: 16.53%,   6: 36.85%,   7: 35.62%   (total 99.12%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.94 8.23
SD:
1.11 1.86

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) British/Irish White Ethnic status in the UK Lives in England Region in UK Number of biological parents in household Number of parents (broken home) Number of childer in household Number of children Household income/1000 Household income Household material deprivation index Concern about spending
Material standard of living
Child material deprivation index Material standard of living
Concern about spending