Findings on happiness in Hopkinson et al. (2002): study GB 2002

Author(s)Hopkinson, P.; James, B.; Maruyama, T.
TitleTeleworking at BT. The Economic, Environmental and Social Impacts of its Workabout Scheme.
SourceReport SUSTEL (Sustainable Telework), 2002, UK
Public16+ aged teleworkers, UK, 2002
Collect period3
Survey nameNot available
 First SUSTEL survey SUSTEL is a two-year research EU project on teleworking. Research part of comparative survey of telework in 5 partner countries (Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom).
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Staff registered on workabout BT teleworking scheme on voluntary basis - 73% full time employees; - 60% fixed staff (=spending most of their time working at home) - 40% mobile (=using home as a working base but traveling extensively to BT or customer (premises)
Respondents N =1874
Non Response63,5%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question; Overall, how would you rate the quality of your life over the past 12 month? 5 very good 4 good 3 neither good nor bad 2 poor 1 very poor
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication9
RemarksM and SD calculated on range 1-3 due to availability of data in report; 85% good or very good; 9% neither good nor bad; 5%; poor or very poor
DKNA %5.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.522.58

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
no findingsX01UNCLASSIFIED