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Studies

Richards (2001): study ZA ZA: Eastern Cape 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Richards, R.
Title:
How to Measure Quality of Life in Diverse Population.
Source:
Paper 4th Conference International Society for Quality of Life Studies, 2001, Washington DC, USA

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Buffalo City, South Africa, 2001
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 2477
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
Remarks:
original scale had been reversed,
distribution provided by the author on request
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 12.4%,   2: 32.3%,   3: 18.89%,   4: 25.31%,   5: 9.97%   (total 98.87%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.88 5.25
SD:
1.21 2.78

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Population Group Ethnic status in South Africa Energy for Cooking Quality of current dwelling
Energy used foor coking
Household appliances
Energy for Lighting Quality of current dwelling
Energy used for lighting
Household appliances
Toilet Facility Facilities in the house Water Source Facilities in the house
Household appliances