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Ibrahim & Chung (2003): study SG 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Ibrahim, M.F.; Chung, S.W.
Title:
Quality of Life of Residents Living Near Industrial Estates in Singapore.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2003, Vol. 61, 203 - 225

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, residents of flats, Jurong quarter, Singapore, 2000
Sample:
Probability cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 300
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on two questions:

A  At this present moment, how do you feel about your life as a whole?
    1  terrible (very dissatisfied)
    2  unhappy (dissatisfied)
    3  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
    4  pleased (satisfied)
    5  delighted (very satisfied)

B  Taking all the above into consideration, on an ascending scale from 1-5, how satisfied are you with your life at present?

Question A asked at the beginning of the interview and question B at the end.

Summation: (A+B)/2
Classification:
O-DT-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Overall Life Satisfaction
Remarks:
Overall Life Satisfaction scores average value between intuitive and rationale response.
Intuitive response: response at the beginning of the interview: M=3,67; SD=0,62
Rationale response: response at the end of the interview: M= 3,71; SD=0,63
Page in publication:
210
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 2.7%,   3: 36.3%,   4: 56%,   5: 5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.69
SD:
0.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Race Ethnic status in Singapore Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states)
Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Vs widowed
Vs divorced
Vs divorced
Religion Current religious denomination Education Level of school-education Occupation Current occupation Household income Household income Household size Number of persons in household