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Correlational findings

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

Public:
Dairy farm couples, Utah, USA,1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 116
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 oneself
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel  about yourself, what you are accomplishing and how you handle problems?
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 = +.22 p < .01 Wives O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.28 p < .001 Husbands

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
-farm work
-family activities
-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

Beta's somewhat different if satisfaction with farm work is removed from regression-equation.
(wives: +0,23; husbands: +0,36)