Findings on happiness in Tambyah et al. (2009): study SG 2006

Publication
Author(s)Tambyah, S.K.; Kau, A.K.; Tan, S.J.
TitleThe Quality of Life in Singapore.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 337 - 376
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-08-9347-z
Investigation
Public20+ aged, general public, Singapore, 2006
Survey nameAsiaBarometer 2006
SampleProbability systematic sample
Respondents N =1038
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 pretty happy 3 neither happy, not unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy - Don't know
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication356
RemarksBalanced = (4+5)-(1+2) = +72,5
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.996.98
Standard deviation0.851.69

Scores in12345
%0.95.215.451.127.5

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 labelEnjoyment
Page in publication357
RemarksBalanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +77,0
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean3.21
Standard deviation0.68

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 labelAchievement
Page in publication358
RemarksBalanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +52,1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.90
Standard deviation0.70

Scores in1234
%3.220.759.116.9

Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: A All things considered, would you say you are happy these days? 5 very happy 4 pretty happy 3 neither happy, not unhappy 2 not too happy 1 very unhappy B How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days? 4 often 3 sometimes 2 rarely 1 never C How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want ou of life? 4 a great deal 3 some 2 very little 1 none Computation not reported: 0 to 6
ClassificationM-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's labelOverall life quality
Page in publication361
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean3.235.38
Standard deviation1.562.60

Scores in0123456
%6.96.514.830.218.915.17.4

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Digital lifeT01adCurrent time-usage
Digital lifeL03ac02fInternet, social media, also classified as above ↑
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Global lifeL09ab02cInternational life style
Global lifeL03ac02jTraveling, also classified as above ↑
Household incomeI01ab03Household income
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
R*RS15ab04Socio-demographic + life-appraisals
ReligionR10abCurrent religious beliefs
Satisfaction with educationE01ad03Satisfaction with education
Satisfaction with family lifeF03ac02Satisfaction with family-life
Satisfaction with friendshipsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Satisfaction with healthH14afAttitudes to own health
Satisfaction with household incomeI01af05aSatisfaction with income
Satisfaction with housingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with jobO01adAttitudes to one's occupation
Satisfaction with leisureL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with marriageM03ac03Satisfaction with marriage
Satisfaction with neighborsL16ac02Attitude to neighborhood
Satisfaction with public safetyL17ab02bSatisfaction with safety in community
Satisfaction with spiritual lifeR10af03Satisfaction with religion
Satisfaction with standard of livingI01af05eSatisfaction with standard of living
Satisfaction with the democratic systemP09ag03Attitudes to democracy
Satisfaction with the democratic systemN01acCurrent satisfaction with one's nation, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with the environmentN05ac02Satisfaction with natural environment
Satisfaction with the social welfare systemN01acCurrent satisfaction with one's nation
SpiritualityR10abCurrent religious beliefs
Value priorities BeingV02aa01aHappiness, pleasure (hedonic values)
Value priorities BeingV02aa01bSelf-development (self-actualizing values), also classified as above ↑
Value priorities BeingV02adValue set, also classified as above ↑
Value priorities, HavingV02aa01cMaterialism
Value priorities, HavingV02adValue set, also classified as above ↑
Value priorities, HavingV02ab03Work values, also classified as above ↑
Value priorities, RelatingI07af01Concern about intimates
Value priorities, RelatingV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑
Value priorities, RelatingV02adValue set, also classified as above ↑