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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
Congruence aspirations/achievements
Our Classification
Operationalization
selfreport,
"Here are some things which are important to many workers.
a. Paying enough lobola
b. Educating your children properly
c. Building a solid house for yourself
d. Building up a herd of cattle  
e. Becoming a man with sufficient money
f.  Becoming a big man in your community
g. Securing a good plot of land to cultivate
h. Starting a small business of your own

Which of these things are:
4: accomplished
3: you want and confiden accomplish
2: you want but are not confident to accomplish 1: you not want

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g r = - a.Paying enough lobola                      r=-.17
b.educating your children properly          r=-.35
c.building a solid house for yourself       r=-.31
d.building up a herd of cattle              r=-.16
e.becoming a man with sufficient money      r=-.33
f.becoming a big man in your community      r=-.36
g.securing a good plot of land to cultivate r=-.22
h.starting a small business of your own     r=-.14
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = + a.Paying enough lobola                      r=+.17
b.educating your children properly          r=+.43
c.building a solid house for yourself       r=+.32
d.building up a herd of cattle              r=+.27
e.becoming a man with sufficient money      r=+.49
f.becoming a big man in your community      r=+.43
g.securing a good plot of land to cultivate r=+.27
h.starting a small business of your own     r=+.22


Direction of correlation unclear in original report. Sign in table is negative, but tekst indicates positive relationship. Present version approved by author.