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Happiness Questionnaire in Youth Survey

Added by Amy Orben 7 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Start date:
04/26/2021
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Dear US Team,

Is there more information available how to Happiness Questionnaire in the Youth Survey (10-15 year olds) was designed? (I am asking about the questions asked about happiness with the six aspects of life, incl. life as a whole, family, friends, school, school work, appearance, which have a visual scale with smiley faces.) Was there consultation with young people about the format in which the questions were asked in? Was it inspired by a previous scale?

In particular, I am interested in how to team weighed up making the questionnaire more or less consistent with the life satisfaction questions answered by those 16+ (e.g. "how satisfied are you with your life as a whole") which are, for example, not on a visual scale.

Best wishes,
Amy

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

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Hello,

I have passed on your question to the questionnaire team.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

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#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

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Hi Amy,

The youth survey happiness/satisfaction questions have been carried forward from the BHPS Wave 4 questionnaire (1994) when these were first introduced, and the adult survey questions about life satisfaction have been carried forward from the BHPS Wave 6 adult questionanires (1996).
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/documentation/mainstage/questionnaire/bhps/bhpsw4q.pdf
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/documentation/mainstage/questionnaire/bhps/bhpsw6q.pdf

See Section 5.2.1 of the BHPS Quality Profile which discusses that the youth questionnaire was pre-tested, but it does not discuss any cross-walk between the satisfaction/happiness questions in the youth & adult questionnaires.
https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/files/bhps/quality-profiles/BHPS-QP-01-03-06-v2.pdf

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

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