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Tambyah & Tan (2018): study SG 2016

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 2016
Survey name:
SG Singapore QOL survey 2016
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

I feel that life is very rewarding
1  strongly disagree
2  moderately disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  slightly agree
5  moderately agree
6  strongly agree

Item in Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ)
Classification:
O-V-u-sq-v-6-a
Page in publication:
29
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 6%,   3: 9.4%,   4: 35.2%,   5: 45.2%,   6: 3.3%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.28 6.55
SD:
0.96 1.92
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

The conditions of my life are excellent
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  slightly agree
5  agree
6  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLC-u-sq-v-6-a
Page in publication:
30
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.8%,   2: 5.4%,   3: 10.2%,   4: 33.5%,   5: 45.9%,   6: 4.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.31 6.62
SD:
0.96 1.92
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  slightly agree
5  agree
6  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-6-c
Page in publication:
30
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.7%,   2: 4%,   3: 7.4%,   4: 25.9%,   5: 55.5%,   6: 6.5%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.51 7.02
SD:
0.92 1.85
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

So far I have gotten the important things I want in life
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  slightly agree
5  agree
6  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
C-RA-h-sq-v-6-b
Page in publication:
30
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your life in general?
1  very dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
3  somewhat dissatisfied
4  somewhat satisfied
5  satisfied
6  very satisfied

This question was preceded by 16 questions on satisfaction with life-domains, eated on the same scale
Classification:
O-SLW-g-sq-v-6-ab
Page in publication:
23
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.1%,   2: 1.3%,   3: 4%,   4: 24%,   5: 62.3%,   6: 8.4%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.72 7.44
SD:
0.73 1.47
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
Remarks:
Happiness Index (5+4)-(2+1)= +53,0
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.3%,   2: 8.7%,   3: 25%,   4: 54%,   5: 10%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.61 6.32
SD:
0.87 1.92
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
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.3%,   2: 16.8%,   3: 59.3%,   4: 21.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.00 5.22
SD:
0.69 1.71
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
Page in publication:
38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 19%,   3: 66.4%,   4: 12.6%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.90
SD:
0.62