Stress and Health Study (Whitehall II)
Country: Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time
Participant age range: Early adulthood or midlife at enrollment
Number of participants at baseline: 10,308
Year of initial enrollment: 1985
Number of data collection waves: 13
Measures of well-being:
Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: Low
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
This dataset is available to all researchers.
Researchers are not required to submit an application to access this data.There are no fees required to access this dataset.
Notable Citation: Guimond A, Kubzansky L, Boehm J, Kivimaki M & Trudel-Fitzgerald C. (2021). Does life satisfaction reduce risk of incident hypertension and stroke? Evidence from the Whitehall II cohort. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 144, 110414.