Findings on happiness in Moller (1996): study ZA 1992

Author(s)Moller, V.
TitleIntergenerational Relations and the Time Use in Urban Black South African Households.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1996, Vol. 37, 303 - 332
PublicUrban blacks in 3-generation households, South Africa, 1992
 The target population was defined as high school pupils living with their parents and grandparents under the same roof.
Collect period10
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
Respondents N =900
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Dairy. The survey was divided in three parts: a: contact interview covered background information on the household and its members. b: personal interviews on a range of topics c: a leave behind dairy that was left with each subject to be completed on a designated weekday, monday to Thursday.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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
Remarks% very satisfied or satisfied (scores 5 +4) High school child 64% Parents 48% Grandparents 47%
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Stage of lifeA04aa02Stage of life