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Studies

Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1997): study US 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Jacob, J.C.; Brinkerhoff, M.D.
Title:
Values, Performance and Subjective Well-Being in the Sustainability Movement: An Elaboration of Multiple Discrepancies Theory.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1997, Vol. 42, 171 - 204

Investigation

Public:
'Back to the land' mini farmers, USA,1989
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 565
Non Response:
43,8
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Lead item not reported
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Overall happiness
Page in publication:
186

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Realized homestead production Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
Realized Ecological Sensitivity Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
Realized Country Asceticism Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
Realized Homestead Production Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
Educational Attainment Level of school-education Family Income Household income Age Current age (in years) Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Family Size Number of children Marital Status Married state (compared to non-married states) Farm experience Development of farm life Community Size Community size Employment UNCLASSIFIED Work Status Current employment status Time for Leisure Perceived time-pressure Never rushed Speedy, hurried
Perceived time-pressure
Not tied down Amount of restrictions perceived Time to travel satisfaction Perceived time-pressure
Satisfaction with leisure hours
Technical Self Reliance Current characteristics of the farm
Current absence of restrictions (social freedom)
Specific possessions
Self reliance
Homestead food production Economic success of farm
Non-money income from farming
Self reliance
TSR -country asceticism gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
TSR-homestead production gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
TSR-Ecological Sensitivity Gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
HFP-homestead production gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
HFP- country asceticism gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values
HFP-Ecological sensitivity gap Ecological values
Self reliance
Actual realization of lifegoals
Current living up to values