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Studies

Rees et al. (2012): study GB 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Rees, G.; Bradshaw, J.; Goswami, H.; Keung, A.; Pople, L.
Title:
The Good Childhood Report 2012. A Review of Our Children's Well-Being.
Source:
Research Paper, The Children's Society, 2012, Leeds, UK

Investigation

Public:
Children 8-15, United Kingdom, 2010
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents:
N = 9485
Non Response:
Assessment:

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on five questions:

a: My life is going well
b: My life is just right
c: The things in my life are excellent
d: I have a good life
e: I have all I want in life

Rated:
0:  strongly disagree
1
2
3
4.
5
6
7
8
9
10 strongly agree

Computation: (a+b+c+d+e)/5
Classification:
M-CO-u-mq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Overall Well-Being
Remarks:
original scale 0-20 transformed to 0-10 scale

0-20    0     1     2     3     4     5    6    7      8      9      10
%        0,4 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,5 1    1    1,6   2      3,3   5
freq     38 9      9     9     47   95 95 152 190 313 474


11    12    13      14      15      16    17    18    19    20
4,9   6,4   12,5   12,6   18,4   9,1   5      4,8   5,2   6
465 607 1186 1195 1745 863 474 455 493 569
Page in publication:
10
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 0.2%,   3: 0.6%,   4: 2%,   5: 3.6%,   6: 8.3%,   7: 11.3%,   8: 25.1%,   9: 27.5%,   10: 9.8%,   11: 11.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.27 7.27
SD:
1.76 1.76

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among young people
Current age (in years)
Happiness with family Attitudes to family of origin Quality of home environment Satisfaction with housing
Attitudes to family of origin
Choice Current characteristics of one's children Happiness with health Satisfaction with health Happiness with friends Satisfaction with friends Happiness with time use Satisfaction with time-use Happiness with money and possessions Attitudes to one's possessions
Satisfaction with income\finances
Happiness with school Attitudes to school Happiness with appearance Satisfaction with one's appearance Happiness with the future Current hope