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Studies

Rees et al. (2010): study GB 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Rees, G.; Bradshaw, J.; Goswami, H.
Title:
Developing an Index of Children's Subjective Well-Being in England.
Source:
The Childrens Society, 2010, London, UK

Investigation

Public:
Children aged 8-15, England, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 5  statements:

A  My life is going well
B  My life is just right
C  I wish I had a different kind of life
D  I have a good life
E  I have what I want in life

Rated
0  strongly disagree
1  
2  
3
4  strongly agree

Shortened Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale'
(Items left out from original scale are: "My life is better than most young people's" and "I would like to change things in my life)
Name SLSS5
Classification:
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
overall well-being/overall life satisfac
Remarks:
Distribution not reported.
M =14.2 in range from 0 to 20
M = 2.84 in range from 0 to 4 (calculated by WDH team)
9 % had score below midpoint
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.84
Full text:
Self report on single question:


"overall happiness.."(full question not reported
10 my life is very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  my life is very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-?-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Happiness with life as a whole
Remarks:
Distribution not reported. 4 % scored below midpoint.
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.80 7.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among young people Gender Sex (male vs female)