Findings on happiness in Bowling et al. (2003): study GB 2000

Author(s)Bowling, A.P.; Gabriel, Z.; Sutton, S.
TitleLet's Ask Them: A National Survey of Definitions of Quality of Life and its Enhancement Among People Aged 65 and Over.
SourceInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development, 2003, Vol. 56, 269 - 306
DOIDoi: 10.2190/BF8G-5J8L-YTRF-6404
Publicaged 65+, living at home, UK, 2000
Collect periodapril,september,nove
Last assesment2001
Last collect periodjanuary
Survey nameNot available
 ESRC/MRC Quality of live survey
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 aged 65+
Respondents N =999
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about the good and bad things in your life, which of the answers best describes your life-as-a-whole? 1 as bad as can be 2 very bad 3 bad 4 alright 5 good 6 very good 7 as good as can be
Author's labelQuality of live
Page in publication276,283
Remarks1+2+3: 3%; 4: 15%; 5+6 77%; 7: 5%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Age difference among elderly
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)