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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 family income
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about your family income?
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 = +.21 p < .01 Wives O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.05 ns Husbands

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
-farm work
-family activities
-oneself
-satrisfaction 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 very similar if satisfaction with farm work is removed from regression-equation.
(wives: +0,21, husbands: +0,02)