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Correlational findings

Study Hershey & Henkens (2013): study NL 2001

Public
50+ aged, employed, Netherlands, followed 6 years, 2001-2007
Survey name
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
Sample
Respondents
N = 1388
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
A questionnaire was sent by mailed.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 2001 T2: 2006-2007
Distribution
1: M=0.82, SD=0.39;  2: M=0.1, SD=0.3;
3: M=0.02, SD=0.15; 4: M=0.07, SD=0.25
Operationalization
T1 marital status:
1:  married (reference group)
0:  not married
     0a: divorced;
     0b: widowed;
     0c never married.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = -.00 ns T1 divorced (vs married) by T2 happiness
b = -0.004
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = -.00 ns T1 widowed (vs married) by T2 happiness
b = -0.005
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = -.07 ns T1 never married (vs married) by T2 happiness
b =: -0.074

b controlled for T1:
- gender
- age
- education
- had supervisor
- self-rated health
- wealth
- perceived pension shortfall