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Studies

Moller & Welch (1985): study ZA 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Moller, V.; Welch, G.J.
Title:
Polygamy Well-Being of Zulu Migrants.
Source:
Report University of Natal, Centre for Applied Social Sciences, 1985, Durban, South Africa

Investigation

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Open- and closed questions

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:
Satisfaction with life as a whole
Remarks:
Very satisfied and satisfied: 36,5%

See Molle 1987/1 for further information.
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 and fairly happy: 42,5%

See Molle 1987/1 for further information.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Polygamy Sexual promiscuity
Polygamous marriage (vs monogamous)