1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
Country: Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time
Participant age range: Infants at enrollment
Number of participants at baseline: 17,000
Year of initial enrollment: 1970
Number of data collection waves: 9
Measures of well-being:
Positive psychological well-being (overall / multidimensional)
Purpose / meaning in life / ikigai
Social support / integration / cohesion
Prosocial behavior and attitudes
Healthy family functioning
Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: High
Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): High
Measures of physical health:
Self-rated / questionnaire-based health
Self-report medical history or medication use
Measured anthropometrics, e.g., weight
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Notable Citation: Elliott J & Shepherd P. (2006). Cohort profile: 1970 British birth cohort (BCS70). International journal of epidemiology, 35(4), 836-843.