Full name: Proportion of young people who report high life satisfaction
- Age groups of 11, 13, and 15 year-olds
- Supranational group of countries
- Statistically significant difference between genders
- Year of measure
Years data is available: 2014—2014
Indicator is part of data set(s):
Last updated: 30 December 2015
Countries with no data (1):
(Sub)regional averages available for:
- HBSC countries
Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), World Health Organization collaborative cross-national survey
This is an aggregated dataset underlying the WHO international report on health behavior of school-aged children, published in 2016. HBSC teams provided disaggregated data for Belgium, United Kingdom and Denmark. Belgium data is presented as Belgium (Flanders – collected in Flemish) and Belgium (Wallonia and Brussels – collected in French). United Kingdom data is presented as England, Scotland and Wales. Data from Greenland is presented separately from Denmark.
The average is the HBSC average, presented is based on equal weighting of each region, regardless of differences in achieved sample size or country population. Countries are marked where there was a significant gender difference in prevalence.
The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys' and girls' health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. These years mark a period of increased autonomy that can influence how their health and health-related behaviours develop. As such, the HBSC study is the product of topic-focused groups that collaborate to develop the conceptual foundations of the study, identify research questions, decide the methods and measurements to be employed, and work on data analyses and the dissemination of findings.
The HBSC Network is committed to increasing transparency in its work whilst preserving their intellectual property. The data is available for external use by agreement with the HBSC International Coordinator and the Principal Investigators. Information on how to request further data can be found on www.hbsc.org.
Young people were asked to rate their life satisfaction using a visual analogue scale. The Cantril ladder has 11 steps: the top indicates the best possible life and the bottom the worst. Respondents were asked to indicate the ladder step at which they would place their lives at present (from zero to 10). Findings presented here show the proportion reporting high life satisfaction, defined as a score of six or more on the Cantril ladder.