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Studies

Ebrahim et al. (2013): study ZA 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Ebrahim, A.; Botha, F.; Snowball, J.
Title:
Determinants of Life Satisfaction Among Race Groups in South Africa.
Source:
Development Southern Africa, 2013, Vol. 30, 168- 185

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2008
Survey name
US-National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) 2008
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N = 12230
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self rating on single question:

Please rate your feelings about .. Using this 1 to 10 scale
.. Your life as a whole right now
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  very satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-j
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
174, 177
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.33%,   2: 5.22%,   3: 9.03%,   4: 13.67%,   5: 18.97%,   6: 13.12%,   7: 11.54%,   8: 9.52%,   9: 3.29%,   10: 8.33%   (total 100.02%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.43 4.92
SD:
2.45 2.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Race Ethnic status in South Africa Age Current age (in years) Education Level of school-education Marital status Married (vs never married)
Never married (vs widowed)
Never married (vs divorced)
Never married (vs cohabiting)
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Health Global health self-rating Religious importance Importance of spirituality in ones life Children Number of children Absolute income Personal income Employment status Employed
Unemployed
Relative income Relative to income of compatriots Area of residence Rural dwelling (vs urban) Explained variance Summed socio-demographic + health + life style