Findings on happiness in Rees et al. (2012): study GB 2008

Publication
Author(s)Rees, G.; Bradshaw, J.; Goswami, H.; Keung, A.; Pople, L.
TitleThe Good Childhood Report 2012. A Review of Our Children's Well-Being.
SourceResearch Paper, The Children's Society, 2012, Leeds, UK
URLhttp://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/sites/default/files/tcs/good_childhood_report_2012_final_0.pdf
Investigation
PublicChildren 8-15, United Kingdom, 2010
 First five waves of the Good Childhood Quarterley Survey
Survey nameNot available
 Data from the 2008 and 2010 well-being surveys and the Quarterley Good Childhood Index surveys (first 5 waves, 2010-2011)
SampleNon-probability purposive-quota sample
Respondents N =9485
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on five questions: a: My life is going well b: My life is just right c: The things in my life are excellent d: I have a good life e: I have all I want in life Rated: 0: strongly disagree 1 2 3 4. 5 6 7 8 9 10 strongly agree Computation: (a+b+c+d+e)/5
ClassificationM-CO-u-mq-n-11-a
Author's labelOverall Well-Being
Page in publication10
Remarksoriginal scale 0-20 transformed to 0-10 scale 0-20 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 % 0,4 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,5 1 1 1,6 2 3,3 5 freq 38 9 9 9 47 95 95 152 190 313 474 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 4,9 6,4 12,5 12,6 18,4 9,1 5 4,8 5,2 6 465 607 1186 1195 1745 863 474 455 493 569
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.277.27
Standard deviation1.761.76

Scores in012345678910
%0.40.20.62.03.68.311.325.127.59.811.2

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Age difference among young people
Ageshow  Current age (in years), also classified as above ↑
Choiceshow  Current characteristics of one's children
Happiness with appearanceshow  Satisfaction with one's appearance
Happiness with familyshow  Attitudes to family of origin
Happiness with friendsshow  Satisfaction with friends
Happiness with healthshow  Satisfaction with health
Happiness with money and possessionsshow  Attitudes to one's possessions
Happiness with money and possessionsshow  Satisfaction with income\finances, also classified as above ↑
Happiness with schoolshow  Attitudes to school
Happiness with the futureshow  Current hope
Happiness with time useshow  Satisfaction with time-use
Quality of home environmentshow  Attitudes to family of origin
Quality of home environmentshow  Satisfaction with housing, also classified as above ↑