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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
Past happiness.
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness (M-AO) assessed at: T1 (1952) and T2 (1954)
1 got less happy: from happy to unhappy
2 got more happy: from unhappy to happy

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mq-v*-10-a D% = - T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness from  happy   unhappy
                                to      to
                                unhappy happy
Gainfull employed thoughout      34%     22%
Retired
- willing voluntary              31%     29%
- willing administrative         39%     42%
- reluctant voluntary            64%     26%
- reluctant administrative       57%     19%