The Effects of a Global Pandemic on the Well-Being of Singapore's Population

Well-Being Singapore Survey 2020

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The School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) is conducting a research study to measure the well-being of the populace in Singapore post-circuit breaker, during this period of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The main researchers of this study are Dr Kang Soon-Hock and Dr Ng Wei Ting, from SUSS. The study will survey an estimated 800 Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 21 and above. It will collect basic demographic characteristics of the respondents such as their socio-economic and health characteristics; their evaluations of the current state of their lives; and the strength of their social and community relationships. 

Through this study, the researchers wish to understand how social distancing may influence the well-being of Singaporeans. The survey responses will provide them with valuable insights on the population’s well-being during a global pandemic, and it will further serve to provide valuable input for policy makers to enhance programmes to protect the country's well-being during challenging times.

This survey is now closed. Thank you for your interest. For queries, please contact us at

Well-Being Survey 2020 Research Team

About Us

We are from the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences. Collectively, we bring with us academic expertise and insights that span the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and social demography.

  • Dr Kang Soon-Hock
    Associate Professor, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
    Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Dr Ng Weiting
    Associate Professor, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
    Singapore University of Social Sciences

Journal Articles

Ko, P.-C., & Kang, S.-H. (2020). Singaporean Families' Adaptation and Resilience During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, e5134013. 

Ng, W., Kua, W. S. R., & Kang, S.-H. (2019). The Relative Importance of Personality, Financial Satisfaction, and Autonomy for Different Subjective Well-Being Facets. The Journal of Psychology, 153(7), 680–700.

Ng, W. (2015). Processes Underlying Links to Subjective Well-being: Material Concerns, Autonomy, and Personality. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(6), 1575–1591.

Ng, W., & Diener, E. (2014). What matters to the rich and the poor? Subjective well-being, financial satisfaction, and postmaterialist needs across the world. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107(2), 326–338.


The Second International Conference on Well-Being
1 - 2 November 2018
School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences

The (Inaugural) International Conference on Well-being: National Accounts of Happiness and Social Development
31 October – 1 November 2016
School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences
(formerly "School of Arts & Social Sciences")


It's all about feeling respected
Dr Ng Weiting, and Dr Kang Soon-Hock, School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

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Contact Us

For information, feedback, or matters related to this present research, you may contact us at or +65 6240 8975. Alternatively, you may reach the principal investigator, Dr Kang Soon-Hock, at or +65 6248 0132.

Singapore University of Social Sciences
463 Clementi Road
Singapore 599494


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