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Studies

Allain et al. (1996): study ZW 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Allain, T.J.; Gomo, Z.A.; Matenga, J.A.
Title:
Determinants of Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Elderly Zimbabweans.
Source:
Central African Journal of Medicine, 1996, Vol. 11, 308 - 311

Investigation

Public:
60+ aged, general public, regions, Zimbabwe, 1994-1995
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 278
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
structured interview by trained research nurses

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

.. satisfaction with life …(full text not reported)
4  very satisfied
3  satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SL?-?-sq-v-4-i
Author's label:
satisfaction with life
Page in publication:
309
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.2%,   2: 42.1%,   3: 22.7%,   4: 27.7%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.71 6.20
SD:
0.95 2.82
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

… feel happy most of the time.. (full text not reported)
1  yes
0  no
Classification:
M-TH-?-sq-v-2-a
Author's label:
feel happy most of the time
Page in publication:
309

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding rural area Rural vs urban dwelling ever betrayed Earlier trusting children give material support Support received from children children give respect Behavior of one's children satisfied with financial circumstances Satisfaction with financial situation live with children Living with children children could give better support Attitude to relation with one's children feels lonely Feeling lonely (vs not)