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Moller (2007a): study ZA 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Moller, V.
Title:
Satisfied and Dissatisfied South Africans: Results From The General Household Survey in the International Comparison.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 389 - 415

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, South Africa, 2002
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 26000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interviews in language of choice of respondent

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How satisfied are you with your life in general?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-g-sq-n-11-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
395
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.5%,   2: 3.5%,   3: 5%,   4: 6.1%,   5: 6.3%,   6: 11.4%,   7: 13.3%,   8: 10.7%,   9: 11.1%,   10: 8.1%,   11: 15%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.80 5.80
SD:
3.11 3.11

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ethnicity Ethnic status in South Africa Kind of dwelling Quality of house Roof condition Quality of current dwelling Rent-free housing Source of current income
Kind of ownership
Five rooms or more Quality of current dwelling Water supply Water supply in vicinity Interrupted/Uninterrupted water supply Water supply in vicinity Main electricity supply Quality of current dwelling
Electricity supply in vicinity
Toilet in dwelling 1 Quality of current dwelling
Sewage in vicinity
Toilet in dwelling 2 Quality of current dwelling
Sewage in vicinity
Mail delivery Mail delivery in vicinity Marital status Married vs divorced Language of interview Ethnic status in South Africa
Current language
Age Young versus old Spouse in household Living alone or not Ownership Current possessions Monthly household expenditure Household income Toilet Quality of house Telephones Telephone Household income Sufficiency of current income Social grants Sufficiency of current income Go hungry `objective` poverty Unemployment (offical definition) Unemployed involuntary Unemployed (ext. definition, incl. disc. Workseeekers Unemployed involuntary Resident of KwaZulu -Natal Region in South Africa Cannot read or write Literacy Education Development of one's education
Earlier life (antecedents of happiness)
School-type
Medical aid beneficiary Income from social security Health services received Social worker services in the past Satisfaction with health-services
Earlier support received
Earlier psychological treatments
Consumption of services
Social welfare services Satisfaction with amenities in vicinity
UNCLASSIFIED
Public safety Satisfaction with safety in vicinity Safety in neighbourhood Perceived safety in vicinity Walking at night Perceived safety in vicinity About future Optimistic Usage of drinking water Water supply in vicinity Removal of rubbish Garbage collection in vicinity