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Distributional findings

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

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Singapore, 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1038
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness measure(s)

Full text:
Self report 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
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Balanced = (4+5)-(1+2) = +72,5
Page in publication:
356
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 5.2%,   3: 15.4%,   4: 51.1%,   5: 27.5%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.99 6.98
SD:
0.85 1.69
Full text:
Self report 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
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Enjoyment
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +77,0
Page in publication:
357
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 10%,   3: 54.2%,   4: 34.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.21 -
SD:
0.68 -
Full text:
Self report 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
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Achievement
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +52,1
Page in publication:
358
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 20.7%,   3: 59.1%,   4: 16.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.90 -
SD:
0.70 -
Full text:
Self report 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 out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation not reported: 0  to 6
Classification:
M-ACO-*-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life quality
Page in publication:
361
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.9%,   2: 6.5%,   3: 14.8%,   4: 30.2%,   5: 18.9%,   6: 15.1%,   7: 7.4%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.23 5.38
SD:
1.56 2.60