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 labelSubject Code
Subject description
Achievement in lifeS02ab01Self-perceived ability
Achievement in lifeL04ac01pSuccessful (vs failure), also classified as above ↑
Age groupA04ab02Age difference among young people
Future securityL06ac01aSatisfaction with expected life-events
Future securityL04ac01oSecure (vs threatened), also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Part of communityA02ad04fSatisfaction with outdoor activities
Personal healthH14af04Satisfaction with health
Personal relationshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Personal relationshipsI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy, also classified as above ↑
Place of residenceL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
SafetyL04ac01oSecure (vs threatened)
Standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living
Type of schoolS01ad02School-type