Findings on happiness in Seik (2000): study SG 1997

Publication
Author(s)Seik, F.T.
TitleSubjective Assessment of Urban Quality of Life in Singapore (1997-1998).
SourceHabitat International, 2000, Vol. 24, 31 - 49
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0197397599000260
DOIdoi:10.1016/S0197-3975(99)00026-0
Investigation
Public20+ aged, Singapore,1997
 Singapore citizens or permanent residents with minimum stay of 5 years.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Sample drawn was representative of Singapore household population in terms of dwelling type and location.
Respondents N =1100
 from 1100 questionanires collected from 81 census divisions 1097 were found usable for data analysis.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured questionnaire was used.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on two questions: A: At this present moment, how do you feel about your life as a whole? B: Taking all the aspects of life above into consideration, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole at present? Each rated 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied Computation:( A+B )/2
ClassificationO-SLW-c-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction (QOL)
Page in publication36
RemarksHighest Mean QOL score: 4,07 SD 0,32; lowest mean QOL score: 2,63 SD 0,75; number of respondents 15 and 14 respectively.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.61
Standard deviation0.63

Scores in12345
%0.76.946.143.23.2

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Highest level of education attainedshow  Level of school-education
Household incomeshow  Household income
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household