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Keng & Hooi (1995): study SG 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Keng, K.A.; Hooi, W.S.
Title:
Assessing Quality of Life in Singapore: An Exploratory Study.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 35, 71 - 91

Investigation

Public:
15-54 aged, general public, Singapore, 1993
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 329
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question asked twice
"…. satisfaction with life on the whole..'
(full lead item not reported)

1  completely dissatisfied
2
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4
5  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-?-sqt-n-5-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life on the whole
Remarks:
Overall life satisfaction was measured by an index based on two identical questions: one placed early in the questionnaire; the other inserted toward the end.
Page in publication:
80
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 4.2%,   3: 28.9%,   4: 677%,   5: 2.4%   (total 712.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.51
SD:
0.68

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sexe Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Age groups Current age (in years) Highest level of education Level of school-education Household size Number of persons in household Type of residence Type of current dwelling Monthly personal income Personal income