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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
Type of house
Our Classification
Remarks
Direction of correlation unclear in original report. Sign in table is negative, but text indicates positive relationship. Present version approved by author.
Operationalization
0: Doub house, hut
1: Brick/concrete house

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.34 p < .01 none All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.40 p < .01 none All
                            
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.12 ns none 65+ years old
ß controlled for:
- Seldom restricted by poor health
- Higher affluence rating
- Need to purchase maize
- Grows cash crop
- Religious traditionalist
- More active person
- Keeps chicken
- Has a confidant
- Keeps goats  
- Larger size field
- Higher monthly income
- No desire to return to work
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.06 ns none All
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Voluntary retirement
- More active person
- No pension income
- Has a confidant
- Community elder
- Satisfied with job while working
- Enjoys aspects of retirement
- Retired suddenly
- Is happy as grandparents were
- Agrees:planning is key to success
- Preference for entrepreneurship in retirement
- Higher modernity score