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Seik (2000): study SG 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Seik, F.T.
Title:
Subjective Assessment of Urban Quality of Life in Singapore (1997-1998).
Source:
Habitat International, 2000, Vol. 24, 31 - 49

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, Singapore,1997
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1100
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured questionnaire was used.

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?

B: Taking all the aspects of life above into consideration, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole at present?

Each rated
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4  satisfied
5  very satisfied

Computation:( A+B )/2
Classification:
O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction (QOL)
Remarks:
Highest Mean QOL score: 4,07 SD 0,32; lowest mean QOL score: 2,63 SD 0,75; number of respondents 15 and 14 respectively.
Page in publication:
36
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 6.9%,   3: 46.1%,   4: 43.2%,   5: 3.2%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.61
SD:
0.63

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Household income Household income Household size Number of persons in household Highest level of education attained Level of school-education