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Correlational findings

Study Lehr & Dreher (1969): study XZ Germany West 1965

Public:
60-75 aged middle class employees or former employees, Germany, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 200
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Adjustment to retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions concerning retirement, rated on a 9-point numerical scale (1 dissatisfied to 9 satisfied)

Recoded
1: dissatisfied
2: satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CP-g-rc-n-9-b DMe = + p < .01 Middle Class retirees aged 60-65:
1: dissatisfied  Me = 6,62
2: satisfied     Me = 8,50
-difference          +1,68
O-SLS-g-rc-n-9-a DMe = + ns 1: dissatisfied  Me = 6,03
2: satisfied     Me = 6,75
-difference          +0,72
A-CP-g-rc-n-9-b DMe = + p < .05 Middle Class retirees aged 70-75:
1: dissatisfied  Me = 7,36
2: satisfied     Me = 8,33
-difference          +0.97
O-SLS-g-rc-n-9-a DMe = + p < .01 1: dissatisfied  Me = 5,50
2: satisfied     Me = 7,45
-difference          +1,95