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Correlational findings

Study Thompson et al. (1960): study US 1952

Public:
60+ aged, employed at start, followed 2 years, USA, 1952-54
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1559
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview, followed by 2 mailed questionnaires.

Correlate

Authors's label
Having difficulties in keeping occupied
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on question about difficulties in keeping occupied (full text not reported)
0: no dificulties
1: yes
Assessed at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mq-v*-10-a D% = -                               T2 difficulties
                              NO       YES
T1-T2 CHANGE happy to UNhappy
- Gainfull employed thoughout 34%(474) 53%(76)
- Retired willing             30%(110) 49%(39)
- Retired reluctant           45%(55)  79%(34)

T2 difficulty in keeping occupied goes with loss of happiness since T1