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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2008

Publication

Author(s):
SASAS,
Title:
South African Social Attitudes Survey (SASAS) website
Source:
Human Sciences Research Council

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2008
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2008_2
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3292
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

If you were to consider your life in general these days, how happy or unhappy would you say you are, on the whole...?
4  very happy
3  fairly happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-f
Author's label:
Happiness
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0.016
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.9%,   2: 18.3%,   3: 43.9%,   4: 27.6%   (total 99.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.89 6.22
SD:
0.92 2.56
Full text:
Selfreport on single question

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
5  very satisfied
4  satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  not satisfied
1  not satisfied at all
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-fd
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
In the 1st wave the happiness and l.s. questions are at the beginning of the questionnaire, in the 2nd wave they are at the end of the questionnaire. This could explain the difference in means.
Error estimates:
S.e.=0.02
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 9.3%,   2: 17.5%,   3: 16.8%,   4: 47.8%,   5: 7.7%   (total 99.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.73
SD:
1.13