Correlational findings

Study Molnar (1985): study US 1981

Farm operators, Alabama, USA, 1981
N = 705
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire


Authors's label
Economic constraints
Our Classification
6-item index. The respondents were asked to what extent they thought each of the following would hinder or help the future survival or growth of their farms, that is, their ability to expand or just stay in business:
a:. Interest rate.
b. Price of land.
c. Price of hired farm labor.
d. Availability of labor.
e. Cost of new technology ormachinery.
f. The price of fuel.
Rated on a 5-point scale ranging from 'hinder a lot' to 'help a lot'.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a r = -.17 p < .05 C-BW-cy-sq-l-9-a Beta = -.16 p < .05 ß controlled for:
- gross farm sales
- percent farm income
- total family income
- off-farm work days
- wife's work status
- growth plans
- commitment to farming
- land operated
- self-definition
- age
- education

When specified for size of farm:
-small   ß=-.13
-medium  ß=-.18
-large   ß=+.18