Findings on happiness in Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1999): study US 1998

Publication
Author(s)Jacob, J.C.; Brinkerhoff, M.B.
TitleMindfulness and Subjective Well-Being in the Sustainability Movement: A Further Discrepancies Theory.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 46, 341 - 368
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1006941403481
Investigation
Public'Back to the landers', USA 1998
 subscribers of a 'back-to-the-land' magazine, who live on a property large enough to keep some farm animals and scored higher than median on neo-homestead values
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 selected from the 'Countyside' subscriber lists for six states randomly a sample of 200 potential respondents, respectively
Respondents N =565
 California 17%, Texas 15%, Missouri 13%, Minnesota 17%, Maine 22%, Georgia 16%
Non Response41,8
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksSame study also reported in JACOB 1997
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neutral 2. unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-H?-c-sq-v-5-b
Author's labeloverall happiness
Page in publication354
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Community sizeL14ab02Community size
Country asceticismV02ab04Ecological values
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapL07ac01Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapV05abCurrent success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Ecological SensitivityV02ab04Ecological values
EducationE01ab02Level of school-education
Family incomeI01ab03Household income
Farm experiencesF04aaFarming career
Farm life commitmentF04adAttitudes to farming
Farm life commitmentV02ab04Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Homestead food productionF04ab04Self reliance
Homestead productionV02ab04Ecological values
Homestead productionF04ab04Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
MindfulnessA03ab02Extra-ordinary experience
Not namedS15abSummed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)
RelationshipsI07af02Satisfaction with intimacy
Technological Self-Reliance IndexF04ab04Self reliance
Time for selfT01ab03Perceived time-pressure
work statusE02abCurrent employment status