Figure 5: Frequency of being bullied by life satisfaction, 2011-12
Source: Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Survey
Excludes children who reported being bullied a little or quite often.
Respondents were asked: ‘How often do you get physically bullied at school, for example getting hit, pushed around or threatened, or having belongings stolen?’ and ‘How often do you get bullied in other ways at school such as getting called names, getting left out of games, or having nasty stories spread about you on purpose?’. Responses options were: never, not too much (1-3 times in the last 6 months), quite a lot (more than 4 times in the last 6 months), a lot (a few times every week).
Respondents were asked: “where ‘1’ is completely happy and ‘7’ is not at all happy, which best describes how you feel about your life as a whole?”. Relatively happy is a score of 1 to 3, relatively unhappy is a score of 5 to 7, neutral is a score of 4.