Findings on happiness in Nettle (2005): study GB 2000

Publication
Author(s)Nettle, D.
TitleHappiness. The Science behind Your Smile.
SourceOxford University Press, 2005, Oxford, UK
Investigation
Public42 aged, Great Britain, 2000
 - born between March 3rd - March 9th 1958 (including immigrants born in the relevant week)
Collect period10
Survey nameNot available
 2000, National Child Development Study (NCDS), sweep 6
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =11269
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall, how do you feel your life has turned out so far? 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
ClassificationO-V-h-sq-n-11-a
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication50
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.427.42
Standard deviation1.721.72

Scores in012345678910
%0.11.21.21.82.97.97.620.030.614.78.8

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Long-standing illness/disabilityshow  Current handicap
Long-standing illness/disabilityshow  Deterioration of health, falling ill, also classified as above ↑
Marital status at age 42show  Formally-married vs living-as-married
Marital status at age 42show  Married state (compared to non-married states), also classified as above ↑
Marital status at age 42show  Married vs divorced, also classified as above ↑
Marital status at age 42show  Married vs never married, also classified as above ↑
Marital status at age 42show  Married vs separated , also classified as above ↑
Marital status at age 42show  Married vs widowed, also classified as above ↑
Personal controlshow  Inner locus of control
Social Classshow  Social prestige of occupation