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Studies

Moller et al. (1987): study ZA 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Moller, V.; DuToit, S.H.; Schlemmer, L.
Title:
Quality of Life in South Africa: Measurement and Analysis.
Source:
Human Sciences Research Council Publishers, 1987, Pretoria, South Africa

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 1983
Survey name:
SA QOL 1983
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 5587
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all together, would you say you are:
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  neither happy not unhappy
2  fairly unhappy
1 very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-g
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 12.1%,   2: 13.3%,   3: 4.1%,   4: 53.3%,   5: 17.2%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.50 5.80
SD:
1.26 2.53