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|Title:||Quality of Life; Pilot 2, October/November 1971|
|Series:||Quality of Life, 1971-1975|
|Depositor:||Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit|
Abrams, M., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Hall, J.F., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Social and Community Planning Research
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The purpose of this study was to probe subjective indicators of social life in various aspects - housing, health, education, job, standard of living, district, democratic processes and leisure.
Tenure and length of residence, satisfaction rating with residence, things liked least/best about residence, rating of special attachment to district, satisfactory/unsatisfactory aspects of district, rating of efficiency of local councillors. Satisfaction with: level of democracy in Britain, being a housewife, own job, own education, general state of health, general financial situation, leisure activities, family life/marriage, friendships, children's education, police and courts, welfare services, local authority services, local district amenities, life in general. Assessment of change in standard of living, extra money needed per week, opinion about what makes a happy/unhappy marriage. Respondents asked to agree/disagree with a number of statements about their job. Worries/illness/longstanding complaints of disabilities. Religion, importance of religious beliefs. Three most/least important things in life. Respondents asked to agree/disagree with a number of statements about anomie/morale and values. Respondents asked to rate their present life along a number of axes.
Age, sex, marital status, social grade, age finished full-time education, employment status, length of service, type of job, pay rise in last year. Household composition, total household income. Daily newspaper read regularly. Ownership of car, telephone, colour TV, garden, cheque book, stocks and shares. Holiday away from home last year (whether abroad).
|Dates of fieldwork:||October 1971 - November 1971|
Adults aged 16 plus in conurbations
Follow-up to cross-sectional study
Quota, seven conurbations and Cardiff. Random, local authority areas-constituencies. Quota set by age, sex and class
|Number of units:||600 (target) 593 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||No information recorded|
|COST OF LIVING||DEMOCRACY||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|FREEDOM OF SPEECH||GREAT BRITAIN||HEALTH|
|JOB SATISFACTION||LAW ENFORCEMENT||LEISURE TIME|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT||MARITAL STATUS||MARRIAGE|
|MOTOR VEHICLES||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||OCCUPATIONS|
|PRIVATE GARDENS||QUALITY OF EDUCATION||QUALITY OF LIFE|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||SATISFACTION||STANDARD OF LIVING|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||01 January 1975|
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|User guide and codebook||248userguide.pdf||2495|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_248_Information.htm||16|
By principal investigator(s):
Abrams, M., (1973) 'Subjective social indicators', Social Trends, Central Statistical Office: HMSO.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
McKennell, A. (1973) Cognition and affect in judgements of subjective well-being, Institute of Social Research, unpublished paper.