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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2009

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, 2009
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2009
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3305
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  completely dissatisfied
2
3                    
4
5
6   neutral
7
8
9
10
11 completely satisfied
(Originally presented on a horizontal scale)
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0.043
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.8%,   2: 2.6%,   3: 4.1%,   4: 6.5%,   5: 10.9%,   6: 17.2%,   7: 11.7%,   8: 14%,   9: 14.1%,   10: 8%,   11: 7.7%   (total 99.6%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.92 5.92
SD:
2.49 2.49
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
-  don't know
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0.019
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.8%,   2: 18.3%,   3: 18%,   4: 46.8%,   5: 8%   (total 98.9%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.29 5.50
SD:
1.10 2.41