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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
Owns goats
Our Classification
Operationalization
'How many goats do you own?"
0: none
1: other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.00 ns Landowners only
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 = +.24 p < .01 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.11 p < .01 All
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Higher affluence rating
- Need to purchase maize
- Grows cash crop
- Religious traditionalist
- Has a confidant
- Higher monthly income
- More active person
- Worked for many years in jobs
- Retired for many years
- No desire to return to work
- Agrees: Modern community leader
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.17 p < .01 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
- Higher standard house
- Larger size field
- Higher monthly income
- No desire to return to work