Findings on happiness in Proto & Rustichini (2015): study GB 1996

Author(s)Proto, E.; Rustichini, A.
TitleLife Satisfaction, Income, and Personality.
SourceIZA Dp, 2015, No. 8837, 1 - 30
Public16+ aged general public, United Kingdom, 1996-2008
Last assesment2008
Survey nameUK-BHPS 1996-2008
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =117041
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
Page in publication19
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.27

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Big five personalityshow  Agreeable
Big five personalityshow  Conscientious, also classified as above ↑
Big five personalityshow  Extraverted, also classified as above ↑
Big five personalityshow  Neurotic, also classified as above ↑
Big five personalityshow  Open, also classified as above ↑
Incomeshow  Change in income level