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Correlational findings

Study Jackson & Gibson (1985): study US 1979

Public:
55+ aged blacks, USA, 1979-80
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 544
Non Response:
33%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
retirement status
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: working more than 20 hours a week
b: retired, not working or working less tahn 20 hours
c: nonretired, not working or working less than 20 hrs

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DM = %        very      somewhat   somewhat/very
         satisfied satisfied  dissatisfied
working     44.7     44,3        12,1    M=2,32
retired     54.4     33,6        12,0    M=2,42
nonretired  46.0     36,0        18,0    M=2,28

%
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DM = %          very     pretty      not too  
           happy    happy       happy
working     36,6     54,2        9,2     M=2,27
retired     59.8     32,9        7,2     M=2,52
nonretired  42.7     46,7       10,7     M=2,32
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a DM = % got what you hoped for out of life
         mostly     less
working     69,5     30,5                M=1,70
retired     79,4     20,6                M=1,79
nonretired  68,7     31,3                M=1,69