Correlational findings

Study Moller (1985): study ZA 1984

Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 253
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
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.


Authors's Label
Achieved/confident of becoming wealthy
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Selfreport on single question
"Here are some things which are important to many workers. Which of these things you:
4: have accomplished
3: want and confident to accomplish
2: want but are not confident to accomplish
1: you not want

Becoming a man with sufficient money
(4+3 vs 2+1)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.14 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
-no desire to return to work