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Correlational findings

Study Blaauw & Pretorius (2013): study ZA 2008

Public:
20+ aged general public, South Africa, 2008
Survey name:
US-National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 13792
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Ethnicity
Our Classification
Distribution
a=1,64% b=14,48% c=6,37% d=77,52%
Operationalization
a. Asian
b. Coloured
c. White
d. African (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n b = +1,1 p < .000 Asian (vs African) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n b = +,94 p < .000 Coloured (vs African) O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-n b = +,70 p < .000 White (vs African)

b controlled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - age
  - gender
  - marital status
  - BMI
  - Obese
  - Having children
  - Education
  - Religion important
- Regional characteristics:
  - Urban-rural
  - Income per capita
  - Province in South Africa

OPRC analysis yield similar results