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Correlational findings

Study Stull (1988): study US 1975

Public:
58-63 aged married, followed 2 years, USA, 1975-1979
Survey name:
US-CPS multiple waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 300
Non Response:
50.9%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999

Correlate

Authors's Label
Own health
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: pre-retirment in 1975 or 1977 T2: post-retirement in 1977 or 1999
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question: Is your health better, worse, or the same as that of other people your age?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + p < .05 T1 happiness by T1 own health (pre-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = +.14 (p<.05)
- Wives    Beta = +.17 (p<.05)

Beta controled for T1:
- husband's occupation
- wives employment
- household income
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatives
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + T2 happiness by T2 own health (post-etirement)
- Husbands Beta = +.09 (ns)
- Wives    Beta = +.21 (p<.05)

Betas controled for T2:
- household income
- wives employment
- spouse health
- spouse happiness
- joint leisure activities
- contacts with relatives
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a Beta = + T1-T2 CHANGE of happiness by by T2 own health
- Husbands Beta = +.08 (ns)
- Wives    Beta = +.21 (p<.05)

Betas additionally controled for T1 happiness