Findings on happiness in Knies (2011): study GB 2008

Publication
Author(s)Knies, G.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Material Well-Being of Young People in the UK.
SourceMcFall, S.L.;et al;Eds.; ''Understanding Society'', Institute for Social,and Economic Research, 2011, University of Essex, 2011, UK, 16 - 22
URLhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/271133276_LIFE_SATISFACTION_AND_MATERIAL_WELL-BEING_OF_YOUNG_PEOPLE_IN_THE_UK
Investigation
PublicYoung people, aged 10-15, UK, 200?
Survey nameUnnamed study
 The Understanding Society Youth Questionnaire, Wave 1.
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =2163
 2005 young people were included.
Non Response158
 Excluding 158 because of missing information.
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Interview: computer assisted (CAPI) & Questionnaire: paper
General remarksnot reported, assumed.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Which of these faces describe best how you feel about your life as a whole? 7 completely happy 6 5 4 3 2 1 not at all happy
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-f-7-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.948.23
Standard deviation1.111.86

Scores in1234567
%0.50.82.06.816.536.935.6

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
British/Irish Whiteshow  Ethnic status in the UK
Child material deprivation indexshow  Concern about spending
Child material deprivation indexshow  Material standard of living, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Household income/1000show  Household income
Household material deprivation indexshow  Concern about spending
Household material deprivation indexshow  Material standard of living, also classified as above ↑
Lives in Englandshow  Region in UK
Number of biological parents in householdshow  Number of parents (broken home)
Number of childer in householdshow  Number of children