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Tambyah & Tan (2018): study SG 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Tambyah, S.K.; Tan, S.J.
Title:
Subjective Wellbeing (I). Satisfaction with Life, Life Domains and Living in Singapore.
Source:
Happiness, Wellbeing and Society: What Matters for Singaporeans, 2018, Routledge, London

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, Singapore 2011
Survey name:
SG Singapore QOL survey 2011
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1503
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:
happiness
Remarks:
Happiness index (5+4)-(2+1) = +69,0
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.5%,   2: 4.7%,   3: 20.6%,   4: 55.2%,   5: 19%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.88 6.91
SD:
0.78 1.71
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:
Enjoyment index (4+3)-(2+1) = +75,7
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 11.3%,   3: 56.1%,   4: 31.7%   (total 99.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.19 5.69
SD:
0.65 1.72
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:
Achievement index (4+3)-(2+1) = +65,8
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 15.3%,   3: 61.7%,   4: 21.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.02
SD:
0.66