Findings on happiness in Anderson et al. (2009): study GB 2007

Publication
Author(s)Anderson, R.; Lyly-Yrjanainen, M.; Mikulic, B.; Vermeylen, G.; Zigante, V.
TitleSecond European Quality of Life Survey. Overview.
SourceEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2009, Dublin, Ireland
URLhttp://www.eurofound.europa.eu/pubdocs/2009/02/en/2/EF0902EN.pdf
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2007
Survey nameEU-EQLS2007
SampleProbability multi-stage random
WeightingY
Respondents N =1507
Non Response67
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life these days? Please tell me on a scale of 1 to 10, where one means very dissatisfied and 10 means very satisfied 10 very satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.296.99
Standard deviation1.982.20


Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together on a scale of one to 10, how happy would you say you are? Here one means you are very unhappy and 10 means you are very happy 10 very happy 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-u-sq-n-10-b
Page in publication7
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.797.54
Standard deviation1.812.01


Full textSelfreport on single question: On the whole my life is close to how I would like it to be 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 neither disagree nor agree 4 agree 5 strongly agree - don't know
ClassificationC-RA-u-sq-v-5-a
Page in publication10
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.546.08
Standard deviation1.012.03

Scores in12345
%4.016.013.056.011.0