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Studies

Ackerman et al. (1989): study US 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Ackerman, N.M.; Bailey, D.; Jenson, G.O.
Title:
Farm Work and Family: Major Sources of Satisfaction for Farm Families.
Source:
Utah Science, 1989, Vol. 50, 134 - 142

Investigation

Public:
Dairy farm couples, Utah, USA,1986
Sample:
Probability stratified 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.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole.....?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale'  (original version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Overall quality of life
Page in publication:
136
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.66

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Husband&Wife Sex (male vs female) Satisfaction with farm work Satisfaction with farming Satisfaction with family life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with oneself Evaluation of self-as-a-whole Satisfaction with own health Attitudes to own health Satisfaction with family income Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with spare time, how spent Attitudes to own activity pattern
Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with off-farm job Satisfaction with side jobs Satisfaction with house Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with national government Attitudes to national government Satisfaction with goods and services in local area Satisfaction with amenities in vinicity