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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
Mindfulness
Our Classification
Distribution
% "often" or "very often"
- a sense of wonder 64%
- a feeling of union with nature 75%
- a sense of peace of mind 81%
- a feeling of wholeness 61%
- a feeling of joy 74%
- a feeling of living in the present moment 65%
- a sense of being accepted within the universe 51%

mean 26,78, SD 5,21
N=523
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions about experiencing feelings of
- wonder
- union with nature
- peace of mind
- wholeness
- joy
- living in the present moment
- being accepted within the universe

Rated: 1 (never) to 5 (often)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-H?-c-sq-v-5-b r = +.37 p < .005 O-H?-c-sq-v-5-b Beta = +.37 p < .005 Beta controlled for:
- time for self
- relationships
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-b Beta = +.33 p < .05 Beta additionally controlled for:
- relationships
- discrepancy between selfrated importance of ecological sensitivity and the actual use of technology
- discrepancy between the selfrated importance of homestead food production and actual percentage of homestead food production
- time for self
- age
- homestead food production