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Correlational findings

Study Burton et al. (1993): study US 1976

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, followed 5 years, 1976-1981
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2285
Non Response:
16.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Role accumulation
Our Classification
Remarks
T1 1976, T2. 1981 Excluded those who were not employed at T1, not retired or employed at T2, and unmarried at T1.
Distribution
total N=2291
N (white men)
two roles=600, one role=981, no role=128
N (black men):
two roles=167, one role=312, no role=167
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Number of roles occupied by an individual
2 two roles
1 one role
0 no role

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j DM = + T2 Happiness by T2 number of roles

              Whites  Blacks  Race difference
no role   M = 3.22    3.37    0.15 (ns)
one role  M = 3.49    3.39    0.10 (05)
two roles M = 3.54    3.53    0.01 (ns)
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j Beta = +.05 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1 number of roles  (vs no role)
 
Beta with T2 happiness controlled for
- T1 happiness (to capture change)
- race
- education
- T2 region of the country
- T2 city size
- T2 number of roles
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j Beta = +.03 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T2 number of roles  (vs no role)
 
Beta with T2 happiness controlled for
- T1 happiness (to capture change)
- race
- education
- T2 region of the country
- T2 city size
- T1 number of roles