Findings on happiness in Allain et al. (1996): study ZW 1994

Publication
Author(s)Allain, T.J.; Gomo, Z.A.; Matenga, J.A.
TitleDeterminants of Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Elderly Zimbabweans.
SourceCentral African Journal of Medicine, 1996, Vol. 11, 308 - 311
URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9130411
Investigation
Public60+ aged, general public, regions, Zimbabwe, 1994-1995
Collect period1994-1995
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents N =278
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 structured interview by trained research nurses
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question .. satisfaction with life (full text not reported) 4 very satisfied 3 satisfied 2 somewhat dissatisfied 1 very dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SL?-?-sq-v-4-i
Author's labelsatisfaction with life
Page in publication309
DKNA %0.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Mean2.716.20
Standard deviation0.952.82

Scores in1234
%7.242.122.727.7

Full textSelfreport on single question: feel happy most of the time.. (full text not reported) 1 yes 0 no
ClassificationM-TH-?-sq-v-2-a
Author's labelfeel happy most of the time
Page in publication309
DKNA %1.4
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
Scores in01
%19.878.8

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
children could give better supportshow  Attitude to relation with one's children
children give material supportshow  Support received from children
children give respectshow  Behavior of one's children
ever betrayedshow  Earlier trusting
feels lonelyshow  Feeling lonely (vs not)
live with childrenshow  Living with children
rural areashow  Rural vs urban dwelling
satisfied with financial circumstancesshow  Satisfaction with financial situation