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Correlational findings

Study Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1997): study US 1989

Public:
'Back to the land' mini farmers, USA,1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 565
Non Response:
43,8
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Realized Homestead Production
Our Classification
Operationalization
Discrepancy between valued and achieved Homestead Production.

VALUE of homestead production
Reported importance of: 1.growing own food, 2.wearing clothes, made in your own home, 3.growing/eating organic food.

PERFORMANCE
Percentage of a family's food, that the respondents claimed was produced for their smallholding. The Homestaed Food Production(HFP) index has a range between 0 and 100 per cent.

GAP between value and performance is constructed by dichotomizing the value scale and the performance indexes at their repective medians and to cross these indicators with each other. The respondents will fall in one of the four categories:
a.No gap low values-low HFP
b.gap    high values-low HFP
c.gap    low values-high HFP
d.no gap high values-high HFP

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-?-sq-v-4-a = a.M=3.15
b.M=3.13
c.M=3.31
d.M=3.43

b-c difference not significant