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Correlational findings

Study DeGroof & Elchardus (2003): study BE Flanders 2002

Public:
75 aged, Flanders, 2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1460
Non Response:
40%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Years since (early) retirement
Our Classification
Remarks
Rated on lifegraph a, b and c are retrospective estimates from about 10 years ago
Operationalization
Selfreport on 4 questions
How did you feel
a)  in the months before your retirement?
b)  at the time of your retirement?
c)  one year after your retirement?
d) during the last 2 weeks?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-BW-c-sq-lg-11-b DM = - p < .001 Retrospective happiness
- month before retirement    M = 6.99
- during retirement          M = 7.00
- 1 year after retirement    M = 7.21
Current happiness (about 10 years later)
- during the last 2 weeks    M = 6.66

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