Home

Researchers collected data from the British National Child Development Study (NCDS).
This longitudinal study followed a group of people born in the same week in 1958, starting at age 7.
The researchers examined participant surveys collected at age 42, 45 and 50 that included questions about their psychological health and the number of friends and relatives they met up with once a month or more.

Forty percent of men and roughly a third of women said they had more than six friends whom they saw regularly.
Those people were significantly happier than their peers.
Moreover, maintaining relationships is key: “Having fewer than five friends at age 45 predicted significantly poorer psychological well-being at age 50,” the researchers write.

Source: British National Child Development Study (NCDS), a longitudinal study, UK, 2010

Authentic-Happiness.com, the #1 free global platform to shape your life

Check your Happiness Score, get your Life Satisfaction report: free, no registration, instant feedback.

6e1777848513044d9dfcd84fada34ea2.jpg

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s