Findings on happiness in Seik (2000): study SG 1998

Author(s)Seik, F.T.
TitleSubjective Assessment of Urban Quality of Life in Singapore (1997-1998).
SourceHabitat International, 2000, Vol. 24, 31 - 49
Public15+ aged, Singapore,1998
 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 =2200
 2187 questionaires were usable.
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
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
Page in publication37
RemarksQOL 2% lower then in 1997. Highest mean QOL score: 4,02 SD 0,83; lowest mean QOL score: 3,16 SD 0,63; number of respondents 24 and 16 respectively.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.671.99

Scores in12345

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