Findings on happiness in Jacob & Brinkerhoff (1999): study US 1998

Publication
Author(s)Jacob, J.C.; Brinkerhoff, M.B.
TitleMindfulness and Subjective Well-Being in the Sustainability Movement: A Further Discrepancies Theory.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1999, Vol. 46, 341 - 368
DOIDOI: 10.1023/A:1006941403481
Investigation
Public'Back to the landers', USA 1998
 subscribers of a 'back-to-the-land' magazine, who live on a property large enough to keep some farm animals and scored higher than median on neo-homestead values
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 selected from the 'Countyside' subscriber lists for six states randomly a sample of 200 potential respondents, respectively
Respondents N =565
 California 17%, Texas 15%, Missouri 13%, Minnesota 17%, Maine 22%, Georgia 16%
Non Response41,8
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksSame study also reported in JACOB 1997
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neutral 2. unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-H?-c-sq-v-5-b
Author's labeloverall happiness
Page in publication354
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Ageshow  Current age (in years)
Community sizeshow  Community size
Country asceticismshow  Ecological values
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-CA gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-ES gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: HFP-HP gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-CA gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-ES gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapshow  Actual realization of lifegoals
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapshow  Current success in values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Discrepancy: TSR-HP gapshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Ecological Sensitivityshow  Ecological values
Educationshow  Level of school-education
Family incomeshow  Household income
Farm experiencesshow  Farming career
Farm life commitmentshow  Attitudes to farming
Farm life commitmentshow  Ecological values, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Homestead food productionshow  Self reliance
Homestead productionshow  Ecological values
Homestead productionshow  Self reliance, also classified as above ↑
Marital statusshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
Mindfulnessshow  Extraordinary experience
Not namedshow  Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)
Relationshipsshow  Satisfaction with intimacy
Technological Self-Reliance Indexshow  Self reliance
Time for selfshow  Perceived time-pressure
work statusshow  Current employment status