Findings on happiness in Richards (2001): study ZA ZA: Eastern Cape 2001

Author(s)Richards, R.
TitleHow to Measure Quality of Life in Diverse Population.
SourcePaper 4th Conference International Society for Quality of Life Studies, 2001, Washington DC, USA
PublicAdults, general public, Buffalo City, South Africa, 2001
Collect period08-09
Survey nameNot available
 Buffalo QOC Survey
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =2477
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksEthnic Groups: African, Coloured, Asian, White Housing Types: Formal, Informal, Traditional
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole, would you say you are.....? 5 very satisfied 4 satisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
Remarksoriginal scale had been reversed, distribution provided by the author on request
DKNA %1.1
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.212.78

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Energy for CookingC10ab04baEnergy used foor coking
Energy for CookingP12ab02cHousehold appliances, also classified as above ↑
Energy for CookingH22ab03Quality of current dwelling, also classified as above ↑
Energy for LightingC10ab04bbEnergy used for lighting
Energy for LightingP12ab02cHousehold appliances, also classified as above ↑
Energy for LightingH22ab03Quality of current dwelling, also classified as above ↑
Population GroupE04ab03oEthnic status in South Africa
Toilet FacilityH22ab03cFacilities in the house
Water SourceH22ab03cFacilities in the house
Water SourceP12ab02cHousehold appliances, also classified as above ↑