Findings on happiness in Oishi et al. (2007a): study GB 1996

Author(s)Oishi, S.; Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.
TitleThe Optimum Level of Well-Being. Can People Be Too Happy?
SourcePerspectives on Psychological Science, 2007, Vol. 2, 346 - 360
Public16+ aged, UK, 1993-2006
Last assesment2003
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1996
 Longitudinal study, BHPS1996-2003 (For details see Taylor, Brice, Buck, & Prentice Lane, 2005)
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =5000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 not satisfied at all 2 3 4 5 6 7 completely satisfied
Author's labelLife Satisfaction
Page in publication356
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

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Salaryshow  Later level of income