Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Household income

StudySeik (2000): study SG 1998
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
Public15+ aged, Singapore,1998
SampleProbability stratified sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =2200

Correlate
Author's labelHousehold income
Page in Source 44
Our classificationHousehold income
Operationalization
1.Less than $1000
2. $1000-$1999   
3. $2000-$2999     
4. $3000-$3999     
5. $4000-$4999    
6. $5000 and above
Observed distributionN = 1: 134, 2: 298, 3: 517, 4: 404, 5: 250, 6: 332

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-aDM=-/+ p < .000
Less than $1000 M = 3,57
$1000-$1999     M = 3,44
$2000-$2999     M = 3,55
$3000-$3999     M = 3,57
$4000-$4999     M = 3,52
$5000 and above M = 3,70


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-aSelfreport 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


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl