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Tambyah et al. (2009): study SG 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Tambyah, S.K.; Kau, A.K.; Tan, S.J.
Title:
The Quality of Life in Singapore.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2009, Vol. 92, 337 - 376

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Singapore, 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 1038
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  pretty happy
3  neither happy, not unhappy
2  not too happy
1  very unhappy
-   Don't know
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-m
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Balanced = (4+5)-(1+2) = +72,5
Page in publication:
356
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 5.2%,   3: 15.4%,   4: 51.1%,   5: 27.5%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.99 6.98
SD:
0.85 1.69
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
4  often
3  sometimes
2  rarely
1  never
-  don't know
Classification:
M-FH-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Enjoyment
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +77,0
Page in publication:
357
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.5%,   2: 10%,   3: 54.2%,   4: 34.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.21
SD:
0.68
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
4  a great deal
3  some
2  very little
1  none
-  don't know
Classification:
C-W-u-sq-v-4-c
Author's label:
Achievement
Remarks:
Balanced = (3+4)-(1+2) = +52,1
Page in publication:
358
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.2%,   2: 20.7%,   3: 59.1%,   4: 16.9%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.90
SD:
0.70
Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

A  All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
    5  very happy
    4  pretty happy
    3  neither happy, not unhappy
    2  not too happy
    1  very unhappy

B  How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life these days?
    4  often
    3  sometimes
    2  rarely
    1  never

C  How much do you feel you are accomplishing what you want out of life?
    4  a great deal
    3  some
    2  very little
    1  none

Computation not reported: 0  to 6
Classification:
M-ACO---mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall life quality
Page in publication:
361
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 6.9%,   2: 6.5%,   3: 14.8%,   4: 30.2%,   5: 18.9%,   6: 15.1%,   7: 7.4%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.23 5.38
SD:
1.56 2.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Household income Household income Religion Current religious beliefs Digital life Current time-usage
Internet, social media
Time on internet
Time spend on internet
Global life International life style
Traveling
Spirituality Current religious beliefs Value priorities, Having Value set
Materialism
Work values
Value priorities, Relating Value set
Social values
Concern about intimates
Value priorities Being Value set
Self-development (self-actualizing values)
Happiness, pleasure (hedonic values)
Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with household income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with health Attitudes to own health Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with job Attitudes to one's occupation Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with friendships Satisfaction with friends Satisfaction with neighbors Attitude to neighborhood Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with marriage Satisfaction with family life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with spiritual life Satisfaction with religion Satisfaction with public safety Satisfaction with safety in vinicity Satisfaction with the environment Satisfaction with natural environment Satisfaction with the social welfare system Current satisfaction with nation Satisfaction with the democratic system Attitudes to democracy
Current satisfaction with nation
R*R Socio-demographic + life-appraisals