Findings on happiness in Schoon et al. (2005): study GB 2000

Publication
Author(s)Schoon, I.; Hansson, L.; Salmela-Aro, K.
TitleCombining Work and Family. Life Satisfaction Among Married and Divorced Men and Women in Estonia, Finland, and the UK.
SourceEuropean Psychologist, 2005, Vol. 10, 309 - 319
DOIdoi: 10.1027/1016-9040.10.4.309
Investigation
Public42 aged, UK, 2000
Survey nameNot available
 NCDS (National Child Development Study)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants of follow-up of all individuals born in the UK during 1 week in March 1958. Only those of age 42 of which data on employment and family responsibility was available.
Respondents N =10280
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentMultiple methods
 not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life? Again, pick a number between 0 and 10 to indicate how satisfied you are. 0 totally dissatisfied 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 totally satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication312
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.456.45
Standard deviation0.780.78


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Employment StatusE02abCurrent employment status
Employment StatusE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Marital StatusM02aa03Married vs divorced
Occupational StatusO01ac01bSkill level of occupation
Parental statusC03abCurrent parental status
Part-time vs full-time workE02abCurrent employment status
Part-time vs full-time workE02ab01Full-time home maker, also classified as above ↑
Part-time vs full-time workE02ad01Full-time vs part-time, also classified as above ↑