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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 national government
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about the way your national government is operating?
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 = -.12 ns Wives O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a Beta = +.06 ns Husbands

Beta's controlled for satisfaction with:
-farm work
-family activities
-oneself
-leisure: amount of fun
-leisure: time (available)
-off-farm job (only if husband and wife have off-farm-jobs)
-family income
-goods and services
-housing

Beta's very similar if satisfaction with farm work is removed from regression-equation.
(wives: -0,11, husbands: +0,04)