Correlational findings

Study Moller (1989): study ZA 1983 /1

Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
N = 253
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Our Classification
Direction of correlation unclear in original report. Sign in table is negative, but text indicates positive relationship. Present version approved by author.
Index consisting of the following items(shortened):
A: Those who are successful in life
   generally made plans and arranged
   things in advance (+)
B: A boy learns deepest and most
   profound truth from older people(-)
C: The more things a man possesses the
   happier he is (+)
D: The traditional way of growing mais
   is the best(-)
E: A community leader should be well  
   liked and well educated(+)
F: Respect for old people does not
   damage (-)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = -.10 p < .05 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.13 p < .05 ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Voluntary retirement
- More active perso
- No pension income
- Has a confidant
- Higher standard house
- 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