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Seik (2000): study SG 1998

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:
15+ aged, Singapore,1998
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2200
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
Remarks:
QOL 2% lower then in 1997. Highest mean QOL score: 4,02 SD 0,83; lowest mean QOL score: 3,16 SD 0,63; number of respondents 24 and 16 respectively.
Page in publication:
37
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 7.1%,   3: 49.2%,   4: 40.9%,   5: 2.4%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.38 6.37
SD:
0.67 1.99

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