Findings on happiness in Tambyah et al. (2010): study SG 2006

Publication
Author(s)Tambyah, S.K.; Kau, A.K.; Tan, S.J.
TitleHappiness, Enjoyment, Achievement and Overall Quality of Life.
SourceThe Well-Being of Singaporeans.Values, Lifestyles, Satisfaction and Quality of Life, 2010, World Scientific Press, Singapore, Chapter 4
Investigation
PublicWorking aged (20-69), Singapore 2006
Survey nameAsiaBarometer 2006
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =1000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: All things considered, would you say you are happy these days? 5 very happy 4 quite happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 not too unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-p
Author's labelLevel of happiness
Page in publication56
RemarksBalanced:(5+4) - (2+1) = +72,5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean2.012.68
Standard deviation0.851.89

Scores in12345
%27.551.115.45.20.9

Full textSelfreport on single question: How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days? 4 often 3 sometimes 2 rarely 1 never - don't know
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's labelLevel of enjoyment
Page in publication56
RemarksBalanced: (4+3) - (2+1) = +77,0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.215.77
Standard deviation0.681.77

Scores in1234
%1.510.054.234.3

Full textSelfreport on single question: How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life? 4 a great deal 3 some 2 very little 1 none - don't know
ClassificationC-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's labelLevels of achievement
Page in publication57
RemarksBalanced: (4+3) - (2+1) = +52,1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.900.00
Standard deviation0.700.00

Scores in1234
%3.220.759.116.9

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
EducationE03ab01bcTrend happiness in educational groups
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
Marital statusM02aa01Married vs never married
ReligionR10acCurrent religious denomination