Domains Explaining the Life Quality of Dairy Farm Couples
Lifestyles: Family and Economic Issues
The purpose of the study reported here is to identify domains which explain the life quality of dairy farm husbands and wives. A further purpose is to identify domains which would explain life quality when the domain unique to farming is deleted. One hundred sixteen dairy farm couples were interviewed in 1986, when a financial crisis in agriculture had reached the western states. The analysis is done by stepwise regression. Satisfaction with farm work is an important explanation of husbands' and wives' life quality. When farm work is omitted from the equations, satisfaction with self is among important domains explaining life quality.
Ackerman, N.M., G.O. Jenson, and D. Bailey. Domains Explaining the Life Quality of Dairy Farm Couples. Lifestyles: Family and Economic Issues 12(1991):107-30.