Correlational finding on Happiness and Current possessions
Subject code: P12ab

StudyMoller (2007a): study ZA 2002
TitleSatisfied and Dissatisfied South Africans: Results From The General Household Survey in the International Comparison.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 389 - 415
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11205-006-9004-3
PublicAdults, general public, South Africa, 2002
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =26000

Correlate
Author's labelOwnership
Page in Source 400-2
Our classificationCurrent possessions, code P12ab
Operationalization
a:Television set
b:Radio
c:Vehicle
d:Bicycle
e:Clock or watch
f:Books
g:Cattle
h:Sheep
i:Poultry
Observed distribution% a:47%, b:76%,c:12%, d:13%, e:80%, f:44%, g:9%, h:9%, i: 23%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-c
                 % happy  %neutral  % unhappy
a:Television set    55      12           32
b:Radio             53      12           35
c:Vehicle           62      12           26
d:Bicycle           58      11           31
e:Clock or watch    53      12           35
f:Books             53      12           35
g:Cattle            57      11           32
h:Sheep             57      12           31
i:Poultry           55      12           33


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-cSelfreport on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
10 completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 completely dissatisfied


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl