Main Survey

d_scghq1_dv Subjective wellbeing (GHQ): Likert

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Datafile: d_indresp

Derived Variable Note

This measure converts valid answers to 12 questions of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) to a single scale by recoding so that the scale for individual variables runs from 0 to 3 instead of 1 to 4, and then summing, giving a scale running from 0 (the least distressed) to 36 (the most distressed). See Cox, B.D et al, The Health and Lifestyle Survey. (London: Health Promotion Research Trust, 1987). Note that this was collected in the face-to-face interview in Wave 1 and was then shifted to the self-completion questionnaire.

See D_SCGHQ2_DV

Origin

Uses D_SCGHQA to D_SCGHQL

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-91000.21%
inapplicable-842549.04%
proxy-739348.36%
Total47066100.0%

Index Terms

Wave Occurrences