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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:
Self report 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:
A-BB-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 Sexe: 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
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Widowed (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