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The Life Events survey was administered along the SWL questionnaire from August 2010 to May 2012. It contained the following instruction:

“In this part of the questionnaire we would like to know about some of the significant events that have happened in your life and how they might have affected your happiness. Tick the box to tell us how long ago the event happened to you and tell us how happy that event made you on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is very unhappy and 10 is very happy. If the event did not happen to you then you can leave this box blank.”

Followed by the following events:

Life Events (lifeevent1 - lifeevent25):

  1. First child
  2. Getting married
  3. Promotion at work
  4. Finishing school
  5. A sporting win
  6. Retiring
  7. Dream holiday
  8. Losing weight
  9. Moving house
  10. Getting engaged
  11. First grandchild
  12. Getting a new job
  13. Becoming your own boss
  14. Cosmetic surgery
  15. Learning to ride a bicycle
  16. Graduated university
  17. First marathon
  18. Learning to drive
  19. Stopping smoking
  20. Getting divorced
  21. Publishing a book or article
  22. Serving or competing for your country
  23. Buying your dream car
  24. A new pet
  25. Children leaving home

Response options: How long did the event happened:

  1. Never happened to me
  2. Less than 6 months ago
  3. 6-12 months ago
  4. 1-5 years ago
  5. 5-10 years ago
  6. 10-20 years ago
  7. 20+ years ago

How happy did this make you?: from: 1 (very unhappy) to 10 (very happy)

Missing responses are indicated by -1

life_events.txt · Last modified: 2016/05/04 10:34 by Michal Kosinski