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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
Health- satisfaction
Our Classification
Operationalization
'Overall how satisfied are you with your health?'
0: dissatisfied
1: satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.46 p < .01 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.58 p < .01 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.30 p < .01 All
ß controlled for:
- 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 years in jobs
- Retired for many years
- No desire to return to work
- Agrees: Modern community leader
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.20 p < .01 All
ß controlled for:
- Voluntary retirement
- More active person
- No pension income
- Has a confidant
- Higher standard income
- 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
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = +.44 p < .01 -65 years old
ß controlled for:
- Higher monthly income
- Religious traditionalist
- Grows cash crop
- Feels land is secure    
- Retired for many years
- Worked for many years in jobs
- No desire to return to work
- Achieved/confident of becoming wealthy
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.14 ns 65+ years old
ß controlled for:
- Grows cash crop
- Voluntary retirement
- Need to purchase maize
- Owns cattle
- Keeps chicken
- Satisfied with job while working
- Feels relatively young
- Retired suddenly               
- Agrees:planning is key to success
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.41 p < .01 -65 years old
ß controlled for:
- Perceived financial adequacy
- No pension income
- Community elder
- Has a confidant
- Looked forward to retirement
- Is as happy as grandparents are
- Aged gradually