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Correlational findings

Study Palmore et al. (1979): study US Durham, North Carolina 1968

Public:
45-70 aged Durham, USA, followed 6 years 1968-1976
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 375
Non Response:
25.3%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Physician examination T1: 1968/70 T2: 1970/72 T3: 1972/74 T4: 1974/76

Correlate

Authors's Label
Spouse's retirement
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 1968; T4: 1976
Distribution
N= yes: 78, no: 170
Operationalization
Retirement of spouce between T1-T4
1 yes
0 no

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-10-ca b = -0.4 ns T1-T4 CHANGE in happiness by retirement of spouce in that period A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b b = -0.8 ns Change in Happiness assessed controlling T4 happiness for T1 happiness

b further controled for other life-events in that period
- own retirement
- own medical problems
- spouse died
- last child left home