Findings on happiness in Thekiso et al. (2013): study ZA ZA: North West 2010

Author(s)Thekiso, S.M.; Botha, K.F.; Wissing, M.P.
TitlePsychological Well-Being, Physical Health, and the Quality of Life of a Group of Farm Workers in South Africa: the FLAGHStudy.
SourceWell-Being Research in South Africa , 2013, Vol. 4, 293 - 313
DOIDOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-6368-5_14
PublicFarm workers, North West Province of South Africa, 201?
 Farm labourers were aged between 18 and 60. They were all Setswana speaking and their education level ranged from illiterate (especially among the elderly participants) to secondary school education (especially among the younger participants).
 nor reported, assumed
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleMixed samples
 Mix of Non-probability chunk sample and Probability simple random sample.
Respondents N =52
 All participants completed quantitative measures, while interviews were conducted with a random sample of 25 participants.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaire (paper) and Interview ( face-to-face)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions Over the past few week I have felt A optimistic B withdrawn C enthusiastic D good natured E discontented F confused G confident H tense I understood J insignificant K satisfied L lonely M free-and-easy N clear headed O helpless P impatient Q usefull R depressed S loving T hopeless Rated: 1 not at all to 9 all the time Computation: (A+C=D+G+I+K+M+N+Q+S) - (B+E+F+H+J+L+O+P+R+T) Name: Kamman's Affectometer 2, 20 item ABS version
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -80 - 80On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation10.10

Full textSelfreport on single question: I am satisfied with my life 1 strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 strongly agree
RemarksFull question was not reported, assumed.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation7.30

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)