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Correlational findings

Study Ackerman et al. (1989): study US 1986

Public
Dairy farm couples, Utah, USA,1986
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
28%
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face
Two-person interview teams conducted separate simultaneous interviews with the husband and wife in each dairy farm household.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Satisfaction with farm work
Our Classification
Distribution
M =  wives: 4,93; husbands 5,41; difference is significant at 0,001 level
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about the work you do on the farm?
7: delighted
6: happy
5: mostly satisfied
4: mixed
3: mostly dissatisfied
2: unhappy
1: terrible

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.15 p < .05 Wives O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.36 p < .001 Husbands

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
-family life
-family activities
-oneself
-satisfaction with own health
-leisure: amount of fun
-leisure: spare time (how spent)
-leisure: time (available)
-off-farm job (only if husband and wife have off-farm-jobs)
-family income
-own house
-goods and services
-national government