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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
Self-rated health
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 2001; T2: 2006-2007
Distribution
M=4.07; SD=0.83
Operationalization
Selfrated  by single question:
How would you characterize your health in
general?”
1: very poor
2
3
4
5: very good

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = +.07 p < .01 T2 happiness LEVEL by T1 self-rated health

b controlled for T1:
- divorced
- widowed
- never married
- gender
- age
- education
- had supervisor
- wealth
- perceived pension shortfall
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b ES = +.05 T1-T2 CHANGE happiness by T1 self-rated health

Effect size controlled for T1:
- life satisfaction(to capture change)
- education
- had supervisor
- wealth
- positive health change
- negative health change
- became divorced at T2
- became widowed at T2
- voluntary retire
- retire due to health
- retire due to organization
- retire due to others