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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
Desire to return to work
Our Classification
Operationalization
'Have you ever thought about returning to town to find another job?'
0: often, sometimes
1: hardly ever

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = -.16 p < .01 O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = -.28 p < .01 All O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.17 p < .01 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
- Retired for many years
- Agrees: Modern community leader
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.15 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
- Keeps goats
- Larger size field
- Higher monthly income
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a Beta = -.17 p < .05 -65 years old
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Higher monthly income
- Religious traditionalist
- Grows cash crop   
- Feels land is secure
- Retired for many years
- Worked  for many years in jobs
- Achieved/confident of becoming wealthy