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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
Changeability (family functioning)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on 8 questions:
a: In my family, it is easy for everyone to express his/her opinion
b: Each family members has input in major family decisions
c: Family members discuss problems and feel good about the solutions
d: Family members consult other family members on their decisions
e: Discipline is fair in our family
f: My family tries new ways of dealing with problems
g: In my family, everyone share responsabilities
h: When problem arise, we compromise

Each rated:
1 = never
2 = sometimes
3 = half the time
4 = more than half the time
5 = always

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = +.12 Beta controlled for:
- individual SES index / individual SES quartiles
- 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
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = +.11 Beta additionally controlled for:
- household SES index / household SES quartiles
- family situation
- personal characteristics
- location
O-HL-g-sq-v-7-ab Beta = +.09 Beta additionally controlled for:
- subjective SES index / sunjective SES quartiles
- family situation
- personal characteristics
- location