Findings on happiness in Singh et al. (2014): study IN 2014

Author(s)Singh, K.; Junnarkar, M.; Ruch, W.
TitleEffects of the demographic Variables and psychometric Properties of the personal Well-being Index for School Children in India.
SourceChild Indicators Research, 2015, Vol. 3, 571 - 585
Public8-13 aged,school children, India, 2014
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =1301
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Thinking about your own life and personal circumstances, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 0 completely unsatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 neither unsatisfied nor satisfied 6 7 8 9 10 completely satisfied First item in Cummins' 'Personal Well-being Scale' (labels used since 2005)
Author's labelHappiness with life as whole
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.02

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Achievement in lifeshow  Self-perceived ability
Achievement in lifeshow  Successful (vs failure), also classified as above ↑
Age groupshow  Age difference among young people
Future securityshow  Satisfaction with expected life-events
Future securityshow  Secure (vs threatened), also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Part of communityshow  Satisfaction with outdoor activities
Personal healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Personal relationshipsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Personal relationshipsshow  Satisfaction with intimacy, also classified as above ↑
Place of residenceshow  Rural vs urban dwelling
Safetyshow  Secure (vs threatened)
Standard of livingshow  Satisfaction with standard of living
Type of schoolshow  School-type