Findings on happiness in Dickow & Moller (2002): study ZA 1999

Publication
Author(s)Dickow, H.; Moller, V.
TitleSouth Africa's Rainbow People: National Pride and Optimism: A Trend Study.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 59, 175 - 202
DOIdoi:10.1023/A:1016234504243
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999
Survey nameNot available
 MarkData Survey
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =2219
Non ResponseNot available
 Non-responses were replaced using a prescribed method
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 In the language of choice
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking your life as a whole, are you .......? 5 very satisfied 4 quite satisfied 3 more satisfied than discontented 2 more discontented than satisfied 1 quite dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelSatisfied
Page in publication192
Remarks60% "very satisfied" or "satisfied" .
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are ....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelHappy
Page in publication192
Remarks53% "very happy" or "happy"
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Acceptance of the rainbowP09aeAttitudes to basic political issues
Significance of the rainbowP09aeAttitudes to basic political issues
Sources of national prideP09aeAttitudes to basic political issues