Findings on happiness in Bevans et al. (2010): study US 2005

Author(s)Bevans, K.B.; Forrest, C.B.; Riley, A.W.
TitleDevelopment of the Health Pathways Child-Report Scales.
SourceQuality Life Research, 2010, Vol. 19, 1195 - 1214
PublicSchool children, USA, 200?
 Children from regular education classrooms grade 4 to 6 in 34 elementary or middle classes in Maryland and West-Virginia
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
 Healthy Pathways longitudinal study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =2095
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 audio computer-assisted questionnaires, or paper- and-pencil questionnaires read aloud bij administrator.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on five questions: A Thinking about the past 4 weeks: Has your life been enjoyable? B How often do you feel happy? C How much of the time do you feel satisfied with your life? D How often do you have a lot of fun? E Thinking about the past 4 weeks; Have you felt pleased that you were alive? Rated: 1 not at all/never 2 slightly/almost never 3 moderately/sometimes 4 very/ almost always 5 extremely/always
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication1210
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ADHDH14ad05Mental and behavioral disorders (f00-99)
asthmaH14ad10Diseases of respiratory system (j00-99)
genderG01aaSex (male vs female)
schooltypeA04ab02Age difference among young people
schooltypeS01ad02School-type, also classified as above ↑
special health care needH14abCurrent general health status