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Studies

Tambyah et al. (2010): study SG 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Tambyah, S.K.; Kau, A.K.; Tan, S.J.
Title:
Happiness, Enjoyment, Achievement and Overall Quality of Life.
Source:
The Well-Being of Singaporeans.Values, Lifestyles, Satisfaction and Quality of Life, 2010, World Scientific Press, Singapore, Chapter 4

Investigation

Public:
Working aged (20-69), Singapore 2006
Survey name:
AsiaBarometer 2006
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, would you say you are happy these days?
5  very happy
4  quite happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  not too unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-p
Author's label:
Level of happiness
Remarks:
Balanced:(5+4) - (2+1) = +72,5
Page in publication:
56
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 27.5%,   2: 51.1%,   3: 15.4%,   4: 5.2%,   5: 0.9%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.01 2.68
SD:
0.85 1.89
Full text:
Self report 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:
Level of enjoyment
Remarks:
Balanced: (4+3) - (2+1) = +77,0
Page in publication:
56
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 5.77
SD:
0.68 1.77
Full text:
Self report 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:
Levels of achievement
Remarks:
Balanced: (4+3) - (2+1) = +52,1
Page in publication:
57
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 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Marital status Married vs never married Age Current age (in years) Education Trend average happiness in educational groups Income Current income level (unspecified) Religion Current religious denomination