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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
Interviewer's affluence rating
Our Classification
Operationalization
Comparison of Ss standard of living by rural standard.
0: worse off
1: better off

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.33 p < .01 % satisfied:
O: 19
1: 56
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.48 p < .01 All
% happy
0: 17
1: 75
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.12 p < .05 All  
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Need to purchase maize
- Grows cash crop
- Religious traditionalist
- Has a confidant
- Keeps goats
- 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 = +.12 ns 65+ years old
ß controlled for:
- Seldom restricted by poor health
- Need to purchase maize
- Grows cash crop
- Religious traditionalist
- More active person
- Keeps chicken
- Has a confident
- Higher standard house
- Keeps goats  
- Larger size field s
- Higher monthly income
- No desire to return to work