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Socio-demographic and behavioural differences and associations with happiness for those who are in good and poor health

Breslin, Gavin, Nevill, Alan, Donnelly, Paul and Murphy, Marie (2013) Socio-demographic and behavioural differences and associations with happiness for those who are in good and poor health. International Journal of Happiness and Development, 1 (2). pp. 142-154. [Journal article]

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Abstract

This study sought to investigate the associations betweenself-reported perceived health, socio-demographic variables and lifestylebehaviours as predictors of happiness. 4,663 adults completed the survey. Sociodemographic information, age, social class, marital status, as well as lifestylebehaviours, smoking, meeting the 150 minutes of moderate intensity physicalactivity each day, eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day and havingaccess to a car were all significantly associated with happiness. For healthyindividuals these factors, with the exception of having access to a car, wereshown to be significant predictors of happiness. While for those in poor health,the same factors with the exception of social class and eating five portions offruit and vegetables a day predicted happiness.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Physical Activity and Health
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine
ID Code:26503
Deposited By: Dr Gavin Breslin
Deposited On:01 Aug 2013 09:02
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 11:14

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