Findings on happiness in Westaway et al. (2001): study ZA 1996

Publication
Author(s)Westaway, M.S.; Golele, N.J.; Maritz, C.
TitleLife Satisfaction and Self-Esteem of Black and White South Africans: A Pilot Study.
SourcePaper Medical Research Council, 2001, Pretoria, South Africa
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/westaway_ms_2001.pdf
Investigation
Public17-70 aged, South Africa, 199?
 Convenience sample of both Blacks and Whites
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Sampling not reported
Respondents N =54
 Blacks ?? Whites ??
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: In most ways my life is close to ideal 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-V-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelSWLS item 1
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.10
Standard deviation2.10


Full textSelfreport on single question: The conditions of my life are excellent 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-SLC-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelSWLS item 2
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.40
Standard deviation2.00


Full textSelfreport on single question: I am satisfied with my life. 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-SLu-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelSWLS item 3
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.50
Standard deviation2.00


Full textSelfreport on single question: Sofar, I have achieved the most important things I want in life. 1 strongly disagree 2 disagree 3 slightly disagree 4 neither agree, nor disagree 5 slightly agree 6 agree 7 strongly agree Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationC-RA-h-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelSWLS item 4
Page in publication14
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.50
Standard deviation2.00