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

Publication
Author(s)Rule, S.
TitleReligiosity and Quality of Life in South Africa.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007. Vol. 81, 417 - 434
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9005-2
Investigation
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
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g
Author's labelhow satisfied are you about your life
Page in publication425
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean2.895.44
Standard deviation1.202.83

Scores in12345
%15.426.416.936.25.1

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Church attendanceR10ad02Participation in church
Government satisfactionP09agAttitudes to political system
Modern conveniencesP12ab02Specific possessions
Quality of LifeL04ag02Psychological-morale inventories
Religious denominationR10acCurrent religious denomination
Religious orthodoxyR10ab03aChristian orthodoxy