Study Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1997): study US 1989
- 'Back to the land' mini farmers, USA,1989
- N = 565
- Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
- Authors's Label
- Technical Self Reliance
- Our Classification
- Named technological Self Rliance (TSR)
- Index calculated by multiplying tools or technology, possessed by a respondent by the efficiency rating claimed for the particular technology, resulting in the sum of the efficiency rating for each of the 25 tools.
The tools are: 1.garden, 2. greenhouse, 3.root cellar, 4.fish pond, 5. solar heat, 6.pigs, 7.wood lot, 8.wood stove heat, 9.wood stove cooking, 10.composting privy, 11.hydro-electric system, 12.graywater(waste water) 13.solar water heater, 14.chickens, 15.goats, 16.beef cattle, 17.milk cow(s) 18.sheep, 19.wind power, 20.weeder geese, 21.bees, 22.fruit trees, 23.butcher larger anaimals, 24.photo voltaic power, 45.work horses.
Efficiency is evaluated by asking the respondents about the effectiveness of the tool items of 'providing your family with independence or self-reliance from a one (not at all effective) to four(very effective point sequence.
The TSR index-scores have a theoretical range between 0-100
Observed Relation with Happiness
-high Country Asceticism r=+.26 p<.005
-high Homestead Production r=+.27 p<.005
-high Ecological Sensitivity r=+.18 p<.005
Ss, who value Homestead Food Production high, irrespectable their performance, (N=±280)
-high Country Asceticism r=+.32 p<.005
-high Homestead Production r=+.32 p<.005
-high Ecological Sensitivity r=+.22 p<.005