Findings on happiness in Goswami (2014): study GB 2011

Publication
Author(s)Goswami, H.
TitleChildren's Subjective Well-Being: Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Personality.
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 7, 119 - 140
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12187-013-9205-7
DOIDoi: 10.1007/s12187-013-9205-7
Investigation
Public10-15 aged, schoolchildren, United Kingdom, 2011
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Undertaken by The Childrens's society in collaboration with University of York.
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
 Stratified by government office region, and within each stratum schools selected by size
Respondents N =2400
 Selection from sample of almost 6000 children aged 8 to 15
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: computer assisted (CAPI)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
ClassificationM-CO-u-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelHuebner's Student Life Satisfaction Scal
Page in publication126
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.87
Standard deviation0.76


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgreeablenessP05adAgreeable
ConscientiousnessP05aoConscientious
Country of birthN10aa01Earlier nationality (nation of origin)
Country of birthM07aa04Migration at young age, also classified as above ↑
Deprivation indexP12abCurrent possessions
Deprivation indexR13ab03Relative resources, also classified as above ↑
DisabiltiesH14ad21bDisability
Emotional stabilityP05ayEmotional
EthnicityE04ab03cEthnic status in Britain
ExtraversionP05azExtraverted
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Learning difficultiesI03adIntelligence defects
Learning difficultiesS01ac02School-success, also classified as above ↑
OpennesP05cdOpen
Parental status: lone parentF01ab02Number of parents (broken home)
Parental status: step parentF01ac03Non-biological child
Parental status: step parentF01ab02Number of parents (broken home), also classified as above ↑
ReligionR12acCurrent religious denomination
Year groupS01aa03Current stage in school-career