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Studies

Westaway et al. (2001): study ZA 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Westaway, M.S.; Golele, N.J.; Maritz, C.
Title:
Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem of Black and White South Africans: A Pilot Study.
Source:
Paper Medical Research Council, 2001, Pretoria, South Africa

Investigation

Public:
17-70 aged, South Africa, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 54
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In most ways my life is close to ideal
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
C-CI-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 1
Page in publication:
14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.10
SD:
2.10
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

The conditions of my life are excellent
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLC-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 2
Page in publication:
14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.40
SD:
2.00
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

I am satisfied with my life.
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 3
Page in publication:
14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.50
SD:
2.00
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Sofar, I have achieved the most important things I want in life.
1  strongly disagree
2  disagree
3  slightly disagree
4  neither agree, nor disagree
5  slightly agree
6  agree
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
C-RA-h-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
SWLS item 4
Page in publication:
14
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.50
SD:
2.00