Correlational finding on Happiness and subject: Summed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)

StudyJacob & Brinkerhoff (1999): study US 1998
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
Public'Back to the landers', USA 1998
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response41,8
Respondents N =565

Correlate
Author's labelNot named
Page in Source 360
Our classificationSummed effects of current individual conditions (micro level)
Operationalization
a. Age
b. Community size
c. Work status
d. Homestead food production
e. Technological Self Reliance
f. Mindfulness
g. Time for Self
h. Relationships
i. Discrepancy between selfrated importance of 
homestead food production and actual percentage of 
homestead production
j. Discrepancy between selfrated importance of 
ecological sensitivity and the actual use of technical 
devices
k. Discrepancy between selfrated importance of 
ecological sensitivity and actual percentage of 
homestead production
l. Discrepancy between selfrated importance of 
homestead food production and the actual use of 
technical devices
m. Discrepancy of selfrated importance   of country 
asceticism and the actual percentage of homestead 
production
Remarks
In the case of stepwise regressions included predictors 
which resulted not in an increased RČ listed in brakets

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.19
a(+b+c)
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.25
d(+e)
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.37
f
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.45
f+g
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.48
f+g+h
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.25
i
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.29
i+j(+k+l+m)
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.38
f
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.47
f+h
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.51
f+h+j
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.54
f+h+j+g
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bRČ=.55
f+h+j+g+i(+a+d)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-H?-c-sq-v-5-bSelfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported.
5 very happy
4 happy
3 neutral
2. unhappy
1 very unhappy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
COEFFICIENT of DETERMINATION
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlates: all metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [0; 1]

Meaning:
RČ = 0 « no influence of any correlate in this study has been established.
RČ = 1 « the correlates determine the happiness completely.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl