Findings on happiness in Rule (2007): study ZA 2004

Author(s)Rule, S.
TitleReligiosity and Quality of Life in South Africa.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007. Vol. 81, 417 - 434
PublicAdults, general public, South Africa, 2004
Survey nameSA-SAS 2003
 Sourth African Social Attitude Survey (SASAS)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents N =2799
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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
Author's labelhow satisfied are you about your life
Page in publication425
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.202.83

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Church attendanceR12ad02Participation in church
Government satisfactionP09agAttitudes to political system
Modern conveniencesP12ab02Specific possessions
Quality of LifeL04ag02Psychological-morale inventories
Religious denominationR12acCurrent religious denomination
Religious orthodoxyR12ab03aChristian orthodoxy