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Correlational findings

Study Molnar (1985): study US 1981

Public
Farm operators, Alabama, USA, 1981
Sample
Respondents
N = 705
Non Response
29,9%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Combined off-farm employment status
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Closed questions on:
a:  'Husband's off-farm workdays' (rated on a 6-point scale ranging from   'none' to '200 or more')
b  'Wife's work on the farm' (rated on a   3-point scale: 1. did not work off   the farm / 2. worked part-time / 3. worked full ime).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a DM = +/- - husband employed off-farm   Mt' = 6.8
- wife employed off-farm      Mt' = 6.1
- both employed off-farm      Mt' = 6.6
- neither employed off-farm   Mt' = 6.5
C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a = .10 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a Beta = +.18 p < .01 ß controlled for:
- gross farm sales
- percent farm income
- total family income
- off-farm work days
- land operated
- growth plans
- commitment to farming
- economic constraints
- self-definition
- age
- education

When specified for size of farm:
-small   ß=+.23
-medium  ß=+.19
-large   ß=+.03