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Satisfaction with family life in South Africa: the role of socioeconomic status

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-23 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-24T13:15:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-24T13:15:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11420
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the determinants of self-reported satisfaction with family life, applied to the South African context, with socioeconomic status (SES) as the main covariate and family functioning as the secondary covariate of interest. An individual-, household-, and subjective SES index is constructed via multiple correspondence analysis. Structural equation modelling (SEM) and multiple-group SEM (MGSEM) are used to analyse the role of SES in explaining satisfaction with family life. Higher levels of SES, especially household SES and subjective SES, are related to greater satisfaction with family life. Family functioning, in terms of better family flexibility, is associated with higher satisfaction with family life. The MGSEM results indicate that the role of family flexibility in explaining satisfaction with family life is similar across SES quartiles; family flexibility is an important predictor of family-life satisfaction, regardless of SES quartile. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject QUALITY OF LIFE en
dc.title Satisfaction with family life in South Africa: the role of socioeconomic status en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber TAAMAA en
dc.Volume October en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Happiness Studies en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10041 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8962 en
dc.bibliographictitle Botha, F., Booysen, F. & Wouters, E. (2017) Satisfaction with family life in South Africa: the role of socioeconomic status. <i>Journal of Happiness Studies</i>. October:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Botha, F. en
dc.contributor.author2 Booysen, F. en
dc.contributor.author3 Wouters, E. en

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