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Correlational findings

Study Moller & Roberts (2017): study ZA 1983

Public:
16+ aged general public, South Africa, 1983-2012
Survey name:
Multiple surveys pooled
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Trend of Happiness and Satisfaction
Our Classification
Remarks
The white 'apartheid' regime ended in 1994 when a black majority came into power after the first election in which all ethnic groups could participate Data 1983-2010 SouthAfrican Quality of Life Trends (ASAQoL) Data 2012 South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS)
Operationalization
Happiness assessed in:
1983
1988
1994  first democratic election
1995
1996
1997
1999
2002
2007
2010
2012

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-g D% = +/- O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g D% = +/- AVERAGE happiness rose after the first democratic election in 1994, declined in the year after and remain at that level since O-HL-c-sq-v-5-g D% = - O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g D% = - AVERAGE happiness declined after the regime change in all ethnic groups except blacks. Differences in AVERAGE happiness became smaller