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.
|Journal||International Journal of Happiness and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2013|
Breslin, G., Nevill, A., Donnelly, P., & Murphy, M. (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), 142-154. http://uir.ulster.ac.uk/26503/1/Happiness_Breslin_et_al_2013.pdf