Findings on happiness in Moller (1989): study ZA 1988

Author(s)Moller, V.
TitleCan't get no Satisfaction. Quality of Life in the 1980's.
SourceIndicator South Africa, 1989, Vol. 7, 43 - 46
PublicAdults, general public, urban areas, South Africa, 1988
Survey nameNot available
 South African Quality of Life Survey
SampleNot available
Respondents N =3771
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured personal interview
General remarks
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
Author's labelOverall life satisfaction
RemarksSatisfied or very satisfied: 64% Dissatisfied or very dissatisfied: 36%
Finding used in
nation ranks

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
Author's labelGlobal happiness
RemarksVery happy or happy: 70% Unhappy or very unhappy: 30%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
RaceE04ab03oEthnic status in South Africa