Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Number of persons in household

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 size
Page in Source 44
Our classificationNumber of persons in household
Operationalization
1: 1-2 persons
2: 3-4 persons
3: 5-6 persons
4: 7 or more persons
Observed distributionN= 1: 247, 2: 1084, 3: 706, 4: 79

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLW-c-mq-v-5-aDM=+/- p < .002
1-2 persons       M = 3,43
3-4 persons       M = 3,57
5-6 persons       M = 3,56
7 or more persons 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