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Studies

Brinkerhoff & Jacob (1987): study ZZ Anglo-America 1983

Publication

Author(s):
Brinkerhoff, M.B.; Jacob, J.C.
Title:
Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems, Official Religion and Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: A Survey from the Back-to-the-Land Movement.
Source:
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1987, Vol. 26, 63 - 80

Investigation

Public:
'Back to the land' mini farmers, West USA and Canada,1984
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 554
Non Response:
33.8%
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:
13

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Denomination Church-member or not Curch attendance Participation in church Religious mindedness Self-definition as religious Value self-reliance Economical values
Alternative life style
Value voluntary simplicuty Alternative life style
Materialism
Back to the land world view Ecological values
Alternative life style
Technological self-reliance Self reliance
Alternative life style
Self sufficiency in food production Non-money income from farming
Alternative life style
Family size Number of children Self reliance Self reliance
Alternative life style