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Studies

Dickow & Moller (2002): study ZA 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Dickow, H.; Moller, V.
Title:
South Africa's Rainbow People: National Pride and Optimism: A Trend Study.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2002, Vol. 59, 175 - 202

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1999
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 2219
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
In the language of choice

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking your life as a whole, are you .......?
5   very satisfied
4   quite satisfied
3   more satisfied than discontented
2   more discontented than satisfied
1   quite dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Satisfied
Remarks:
60% "very satisfied" or "satisfied" .
Page in publication:
192
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are ....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happy
Remarks:
53% "very happy" or "happy"
Page in publication:
192

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Acceptance of the rainbow Attitudes to basic political issues Significance of the rainbow Attitudes to basic political issues Sources of national pride Attitudes to basic political issues