Understanding Society is the successor of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS). As a longitudinal study it follows individuals over time, regularly collecting data about each participant, together with similar data about all other members of his or her household. It also includes 6 wellbeing questions. The same questions have also been used in Millennium Cohort.


Ages 10-15


Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi-Gurmukhi, Punjabi-Urdu, Somali, Urdu and Welsh


Self-completion questionnaire

Scoring and interpretation

On a scale of 1 to 7 where ‘1’ means completely happy and ‘7’ means not at all happy.

Terms of use

Will need to check permissions from UK Data Services: https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/

Further information




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