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Studies

Scales & Scase (2001): study GB 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Scales, J.; Scase, R.
Title:
Fit and Fifty? Britain Towards 2010.
Source:
Report, Foresight Programme's Leisure and Earning, 2001, UK

Investigation

Public:
50-59 aged, Britain, 2001
Survey name:
UK-BHPS 2001
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 5500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question;
 
 How satisfied are you with your life overall?
 7  completely satisfied
 6  mostly satisfied
 5  somewhat satisfied
 4  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
 3  somewhat dissatisfied
 2  mostly dissatisfied
 1  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-e
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life overall
Remarks:
The scale was 7 point originally. It was reduced to 3 point.
Page in publication:
4
Observed distribution:
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.47
SD:
0.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Employment status and income stream Current employment status
Out of workforce
Type of income