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The good childhood report 2015


Publication date

Aug 2015


The Good Childhood Report 2015 is the fourth annual report that we have produced in collaboration with the University of York. It comes from the most extensive and coherent national research programme on children’s subjective well-being in the world.Our research over the past ten years has generated a wealth of insights into why there are differences in children’s well-being. Personality accounts for some of these differences but is only part of the picture. Alongside this, we have found a range of individual family factors, life events, activities and behaviours to play a role. This year our research presents findings from a new international well-being study, which reveals problems children in England face at school and with their self image.


Psychology, Young People, Well Being, and Social Psychology


Related publications

  1. Children in England 'among unhappiest in world'

    Larissa Pople, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main, et al.

  2. English children among the unhappiest in the world at school due to bullying

    Larissa Pople, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main, et al.

  3. Bullying and body confidence issues makes English children unhappiest in the world

    Larissa Pople, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main, et al.

  4. England named 'second worst nation' for child happiness

    Larissa Pople, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main, et al.

  5. Pupils in England are among the most unhappy in the world: Worries about body image and bullying mean country is behind nations such as Ethiopia and Nepal

    Larissa Pople, Gwyther Rees, Gill Main, et al.


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