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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:
Selfreport 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:
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:
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:
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:
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 Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married vs never married Age Current age (in years) Education Trend happiness in educational groups Income Current income level (unspecified) Religion Current religious denomination