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Studies

Moller (1989): study ZA 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Moller, V.
Title:
Can't get no Satisfaction. Quality of Life in the 1980's.
Source:
Indicator South Africa, 1989, Vol. 7, 43 - 46

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, urban areas, South Africa, 1988
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 3771
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured personal interview

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:
Overall life satisfaction
Remarks:
Satisfied or very satisfied: 64%
Dissatisfied or very dissatisfied: 36%
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:
Global happiness
Remarks:
Very happy or happy: 70%
Unhappy or very unhappy: 30%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Race Ethnic status in South Africa