Findings on happiness in Higgs (2007): study ZA 2003

Publication
Author(s)Higgs, N.
TitleMeasuring and Understanding the Well-Being of South Africans: Everyday Quality of Life in South Africa.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2007, Vol. 81, 331 - 356
DOIDOI:10,1007/s11205-0069012-3
Investigation
Public16+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2003
Collect periodwinter
Survey nameSA-EverydayQOL2003
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
WeightingN
Respondents N =3500
Non Response0
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Generally, I am a happy and cheerful person 1 not true 2 true
ClassificationO-HP-g-sq-v-2-d
Page in publication349
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 2On range 0 - 10
Mean1.60
Standard deviation0.49

Scores in12
%40.060.0