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Correlational findings

Study Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1999): study US 1998

Public:
'Back to the landers', USA 1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 565
Non Response:
41,8
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Technological Self-Reliance Index
Our Classification
Operationalization
Respondents were presented with 25 soft-technologies and asked whether they possessed or used the technologies, for example:
   - garden
   - goats
   - greenhouse
   - composting toilets
   - photo voltaic
they were asked to which degree the technologies provided their family with self-reliance or independence (on a four-point-scale from 1 "not at all effective" to 4 "very effective"

TSR is calculated by multiplying each technology possessed by the efficiency rating claimed for the particular technology
theoretical range from 0 - 100

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-c-sq-v-5-b r = +.22 p < .005 O-H?-c-sq-v-5-b Beta = +.11 ns Beta controlled for
- homestead food production