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Better Living | BeLiv - Research initiative for a better coexistence

Goal: Better Living (BeLiv) is a research initiative to foster social equality, mutual habitation, and promote wellbeing. Our goal is to further our understanding of changing world demographics and actions that facilitate better life experiences. We propose a fresh approach to exploring social infrastructures and interactions as mechanisms for health and wellbeing through credible research.

Date: 1 January 2021

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Adekunle Adedeji
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The current study examined differences in race relations as a predictor of life satisfaction among South African adults. We analysed data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey 2017 (n = 3 135; female = 61%; black = 61% , coloured/mixed-race = 16%, Indian South Africans = 11%, and white South Africans = 11%; mean age = 43 years, SD = 17.22 years). Linear regression models indicated that positive racial interaction predicted life satisfaction for black Africans, coloured/mixed-race, and the total sample in general. For the black Africans, education, household income, and living standard predicted life satisfaction, while age and household income predicted life satisfaction for the coloured/mixed-race group. Living standard predicted life satisfaction for South African Indians, and age and education predicted life satisfaction for white South Africans. These results support the importance of positive relations and diversity as salient sources of life satisfaction in a society transforming from a history of racial segregation
Adekunle Adedeji
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As part of an ongoing research project to develop a cross-cultural measure of microaggression, we are conducting 17 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) among four racial groups in 7 cities and 4 South African provinces.
The purpose of these FGDs is to identify established social norms and patterns in social interactions and how they affect health and well-being. At the end of the discussion, we will have semi-structured information on the patterns in cross-cultural/racial interactions and the implications of “implicit bias” on health, well-being.
 
Johanna Buchcik
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Better Living (BeLiv) is a research initiative to foster social equality, mutual habitation, and promote wellbeing. Our goal is to further our understanding of changing world demographics and actions that facilitate better life experiences. We propose a fresh approach to exploring social infrastructures and interactions as mechanisms for health and wellbeing through credible research.