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

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
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
Author's labelsatisfaction with life
Page in publication309
DKNA %0.3
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.952.82

Scores in1234

Full textSelfreport on single question: feel happy most of the time.. (full text not reported) 1 yes 0 no
Author's labelfeel happy most of the time
Page in publication309
DKNA %1.4
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in01

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
children could give better supportC05acAttitude to relation with one's children
children give material supportC05ab03Support received from children
children give respectC04ab03Behavior of one's children
ever betrayedP02ab30Earlier trusting
feels lonelyM15ac05aFeeling lonely (vs not)
live with childrenH20ab02Living with children
rural areaL13ab02bRural vs urban dwelling
satisfied with financial circumstancesI01af05bSatisfaction with financial situation