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Correlational findings

Study Moller (1988a): study ZA 1983

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Number of years retired (from migrant work)
Our Classification
Operationalization
0: Less than 6 years
1: 6- 10 years
2: More than 10 years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.03 ns Direction of correlation unclear in original report. Sign in table is negative, but text indicates positive relationship. Present version approved by author. O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = -.13 p < .05 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.04 ns All
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied 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 tears in jobs
- No desire to return to work
- Agrees: Modern community leader
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.10 ns -65 years old
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Higher monthly income
- Religious traditionalist
- Grows cash crop   
- Feels land is secure
- Worked for many years in jobs
- No desire to return to work
- Achieved/confident of becoming wealthy