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Correlational findings

Study Thurnher (1974): study US 1969

Public:
55+ aged, people in transition, United States, 196?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 114
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Depth interviews and tests during 9 hours

Correlate

Authors's label
Transition of Retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization
a: empty nest stage
   e.g. Ss whose youngest child was a high school senior and who were facing the imminent completion of the family cycle
b: pre-retired stage
   e.g. Ss anticipating retirement or retirement of spouse within 3 years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-W-?-sq-v-3-a DM = MALES              
a:Empty nest:  M=2,19; SD=0,57    
b:Pre-retired: M=1,57; SD=0,69    
- difference:   -0,62            

WOMEN
a:Empty nest:  M=1,88; SD=0,70
b:Pre-retired: M=2,03, SD=0,81
- difference:   +0,15
C-W-?-sq-v-3-a BMCT = d