Correlational finding on Happiness and Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
Subject code: L08aa

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 labelEducation
Page in Source 400-2
Our classificationEarlier life (antecedents of happiness), code L08aa
Operationalization
A: In education
   2:Tertiary education
   1:Primary education or less

B: Reason for not contiuing education:
   a: No money for fees for education
   b: Education useless
   c: Failed examinations
   d: Cites problem with schooling
   e: Lack of books
   f: School fees too high
   g: Poor facilities
Observed distributiona:7%, b:44%, c:19%, d:4%, e:1%, f:3%, g:2%, h:1%

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-cD%=
                      % happy %neutral %unhappy
Tertiary education         65      12     23
Primary education or less  49      12     39

No money for fees          45      12     43
Education useless          45      12     43
Failed examinations        47      10     43
Lack of books              58      14     38
School fees too high       61      10     29
Poor facilities            62      10     29


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
D%DIFFERENCE in PERCENTAGES
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate level: dichotomous, but nominal or ordinal theoretically possible as well. Happiness level: dichotomous
Range: [-100; +100]

Meaning: the difference of the percentages happy people at two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl