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Correlational findings

Study Hatch & Stull (1986): study US 1969

Public:
58-63 aged married, followed 6 years, USA, 1969-1975
Survey name:
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 11153
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Income
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1 (1969) and T2 (1975)
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on total household income for the previous year.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.13 p < .05 T1 happiness (pre-retirement) by T1 Income

Beta controled for:
- latter change in marital status
- preretirement social interaction
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa Beta = -.28 p < .05 T2 happiness (post-retirement)by T2 income

Beta controled for:
- T1-T2 change in marital status (vs not)
- time since retirement
- contacts with relatives

Betas unaffected by additional control for interaction of change in marital status with contacts relatives

The negative correlations reported in this paper may be due to coding. The focus of the paper is on statistical significance. Direction is not discussed