print

Studies

Brinkerhoff & Jacob (1986): study ZZ Anglo-America 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Brinkerhoff, M.B.; Jacob, J.C.
Title:
Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: The Smallholding Movement.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1986, Vol. 18, 153 - 173

Investigation

Public:
'Back to the land' mini-farmers, West USA and Canada,198?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 510
Non Response:
44 %
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
General Happiness
Page in publication:
160

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Tied to property Current time-usage Value earth care Ecological values
Alternative life style
Value freedom Terminal values Inner peace Terminal values Technical self-reliance Attitudes to farming
Alternative life style
Family skill index Self reliance
Alternative life style
Characteristics of family members
Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Level of school-education Occupational level Kind of occupation (profession)
'Objective' socio-economic status
Family income Household income Family size Children in the household Children at home Children in the household Years at residence Time since last move
Alternative life style
Area of origin Earlier residence
Rural upbringing
Property size Size of farm
Land owned
Time for leisure Current leisure time Rushed feelings Feeling tranquil (vs restless) Value materialism Economical values
Alternative life style
Outdoor leisure Place of leisure (indoor vs outdoor) Participation Current total social participation Helping neighbours Current helping
People supported
Local politics Political participation Community approval Popularity in community
Social acceptance of own values
Global commitment to lifestyle Ecological values
Alternative life style
Years in urban area Earlier residence Value self-reliance value Economical values
Alternative life style