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Correlational findings

Study Botha et al. (2018): study ZA 2012

Public:
16+ aged general public, South Africa, 2012
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2012_1
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2111
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Subjective SES quartiles
Our Classification
Operationalization
Subjective SES index:
Selfreport on 3 questions:
a: Perceived family wealth
b: Perceived relative income position
c: Actual income vs. required income

1: Quartile 1 (reference)
2: Quartile 2
3: Quartile 3
4: Quartile 4

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab DM = + p < .001 1: M = 3,89
2: M = 4,92
3: M = 5,36
4: M = 5,84
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Chi² = 517 p < .001 O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = + 2: Beta = +0.23 (vs lowest)
3: Beta = +0.30 (vs lowest)
4: Beta = +0.37 (vs lowest)

Betas controlled for:
- other aspects of SES (individual, household)
- family situation
     - attachment
     - changeability
     - household size
     - household structure
     - female-headed household
- personal characteristics
     - log(age), log(age squared)
     - gender
     - race (coloured, Asian/Indian, white)
     - marital status
     - health status
     - religion status
- location
     - geographical area