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Correlational findings

Study Moller (1985): study ZA 1984

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
open- and closed-ended questions. The fieldwork was carried out by three Zulu male research assistants. The fieldworkers spent up to several weeks in any of the research areas to make a detailed study of living conditions of the rural communities.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Desire to return to work
Our Classification
Distribution
0:73%; 1:sometimes(17%)+often(10%)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question
"Have you ever thought about returning to town to find another job?"
1:often+sometimes
0:hardly ever+never

Order change by WDH team

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g r = +.16 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.28 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.17 p < .0001 All retirees

b controlled for:
-satisfaction with health
-higher affluence rating
-need to purchase maize
-grows cash crop
-religious traditionalist
-has a confidant
-keeps goats
-higher monthly income
-more active person
-worked for many years in jobs
-retired for many years
-agrees: modern community leader
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.15 p < .05 Retirees aged 65 and older only (N=128)

Beta controlled for:
-seldom restricted by poor health
-higher affluence rating
-need to purchase maize
-grows cash crop
-religious traditionalist
-more active person
-keeps chickens
-had a confidant
-had higher standard house
-keeps goats
-larger size field
-higher monthly income
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.17 p < .05 Retirees aged 64 and younger only (N=125)

Beta controlled for:
-satisfied with health
-higher monthly income
-religious traditionalist
-grows cash crop
-feel land is secure
-retired for many years
-worked for many years in jobs
-achieved/confident of becoming wealthy