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Studies

Moller & Roberts (2017): study ZA 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Moller, V.; Roberts, A.E.
Title:
South African Hopes and Fears Twenty Years into Democracy: A Replication of Hadley Cantril’s Pattern of Human Concerns.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2017, Vol. 130, 39 - 69

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged general public, South Africa, 1983-2012
Survey name:
Multiple surveys pooled
Sample:
Mixed samples
Respondents:
N = 10000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all things together, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days? On the whole, would you say you are.....?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Life Satisfaction
Page in publication:
42
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
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
42

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Trend of Happiness and Satisfaction Trend average happiness in South Africa
Change political democracy in nation
Social change in nation
Ethnic status in South Africa