Correlational findings

Study Wozniak et al. (1993): study US 1985

18-65 aged farm-couples, USA, 1985
N = 1110
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire


Authors's label
Satisfaction with farm plans
Our Classification
Selfreport on single question:
Considering everything about your life at the present time, how would you rate your overall satisfaction with the plans for the farm, after you and your spouse retire?
1: very dissatisfied
2: dissatisfied
3: neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
4: satisfied
5: very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-m r = +.43 p < .001 O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-m Beta = +.10 p < .001 Beta controlled for satisfaction with:
-control of life
-standard of living
-farm income
-retirement plans
-farm tasks

Women enployed off the farm rely less on satisfaction with plans for the farm for their overall happiness than women not employed off the farm. However: men employed off the farm rely more on satisfaction with plans for the farm than men who are not employed off the farm.