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Higgs (2007): study ZA 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Higgs, N.
Title:
Measuring and Understanding the Well-Being of South Africans: Everyday Quality of Life in South Africa.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 331 - 356

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2003
Survey name:
SA-EverydayQOL2003
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3500
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally, I am a happy and cheerful person
1  not true
2  true
Classification:
O-HP-g-sq-v-2-d
Page in publication:
349
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 40%,   2: 60%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 2 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.60
SD:
0.49