Figure 4: Children's quarrelling with and talking to parents by satisfaction with life overall, 2011-12
Source: Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Survey
Excludes children who reported quarrelling with/talking to one parent more than the other.
Respondents were asked: ‘How often do you quarrel with your mother/father?’ ‘How often do you talk to your mother/father about things that matter?’. Response options were: most days, more than once a week, less than once a week, hardly ever, don’t have mother/father.
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.