Findings on happiness in Moller & Welch (1985): study ZA 1984

Publication
Author(s)Moller, V.; Welch, G.J.
TitlePolygamy Well-Being of Zulu Migrants.
SourceReport University of Natal, Centre for Applied Social Sciences, 1985, Durban, South Africa
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/moller_v_1985b.pdf
Investigation
PublicEx-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 The study covered a wide variety of rural circumstances in five different districts of KwaZulu. In each district clusters of retirees were sampled in a number of subwards. The fieldwork was carried out by three Zulu male research assistants. The fieldworkers spent up to several weeks in any of the research areas to make a detailed study of living conditions of the rural communities in which return migrants resided and to gain the confidence of the local people under observation. In each district clusters of retirees were sampled in a cross-section of subwards. In all 253 men were interviewed by means of a questionnaire schedule containing open- and closed-ended items.
Respondents N =253
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Open- and closed questions
General remarksThe same study is reported in Molle 1987/1.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking your life as a whole, are you .......? 5 very satisfied 4 quite satisfied 3 more satisfied than discontented 2 more discontented than satisfied 1 quite dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's labelSatisfaction with life as a whole
RemarksVery satisfied and satisfied: 36,5% See Molle 1987/1 for further information.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are ....? 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neither happy nor unhappy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelGlobal happiness
RemarksVery and fairly happy: 42,5% See Molle 1987/1 for further information.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
PolygamyM03ab03aPolygamous marriage (vs monogamous)
PolygamyS03ab03Sexual promiscuity, also classified as above ↑