Correlational findings

Study Tambyah et al. (2009): study SG 2006

20+ aged, general public, Singapore, 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
N = 1038
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Global life
Our Classification
Responses to 6 questions on openness and interaction with others were counted to form the Global Life Index:
- have a family or relative living in another country
- have traveled at least 3 times in the past 3 years either for business or holiday purposes
- making friends from other countries
- exposure to foreign-produced programs on TV
- communication with people in other countries via the internet or email
- job related contact with organizations or people in other countries.
The value of the index ranges from 0 to 3+.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m Beta = +.03 ns all O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m Beta = +.04 ns married subjects only M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.02 ns all M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b Beta = -.06 ns married subjects only C-W-u-sq-v-4-c Beta = -.02 ns all C-W-u-sq-v-4-c Beta = .00 ns married subjects only M-ACO---mq-v-7-a Beta = +.02 ns all M-ACO---mq-v-7-a Beta = +.03 ns married subjects only M-ACO---mq-v-7-a = Betas controlled for
Demographic variables:
- gender
- age
- education
- income
- digital
- spirituality
Value priorities:
- having
- relating
- being