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SASAS (2017a): study ZA 2010

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, 2010
Survey name:
SA-SAS 2010_1
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 3183
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?
10  completely satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-11-a
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.o-slw-u-sq-n-11-b
Error estimates:
S.e.= 0.041
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.8%,   2: 3.1%,   3: 3.6%,   4: 6.9%,   5: 9.6%,   6: 23.4%,   7: 13.4%,   8: 13.8%,   9: 11.7%,   10: 5.7%,   11: 6.2%   (total 99.2%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.75 5.75
SD:
2.31 2.31
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%,   2: 12.7%,   3: 21%,   4: 49.6%,   5: 8.4%   (total 98.7%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40 5.76
SD:
1.05 2.28