As Singapore continues to grow as a nation, the happiness and wellbeing of Singaporeans and what matters to them also change. This book conceptualizes and measures the cognitive and affective aspects of subjective wellbeing from multiple perspectives and relates these to important factors such as values, trust, democratic rights, views about politics and the role of the government. Through nationwide surveys using representative samples, including insights from the most recent 2016 Quality of Life (QOL) Survey, this book examines how happiness and subjective wellbeing have evolved over the past 20 years in Singapore.
This book is an invaluable resource for those interested in how the study of happiness and wellbeing in Singapore connects with and contributes to the ongoing research and discourse on happiness and wellbeing around the world.
Table of Contents
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- List of tables
- 1 Introduction, context and research methodology
- 2 Subjective wellbeing (I): satisfaction with life, life domains and living in Singapore
- 3 Subjective wellbeing (II): happiness, enjoyment, achievement and other aspects
- 4 Does money buy happiness in Singapore?
- 5 Values and their influence on Singaporeans’ subjective wellbeing
- 6 Clustering of Singaporeans
- 7 Trust and social capital: nurturing a conducive environment for wellbeing
- 8 Rights, politics and the role of the government
- 9 Conclusion
- Title: Happiness, Wellbeing and Society
- Release date: March 2018
- Publisher(s): Routledge
- ISBN: 9781351261227