Correlational findings

Study Hershey & Henkens (2013): study NL 2001

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


Authors's Label
Life satisfaction
Our Classification
Assessed at T1: 2001 and T2: 2006-2007
Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), last year format
Self report on 3 questions:
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
C  The conditions of my life are excellent
Answers rated:
5  totally agree
1  totally disagree

Computation: (A+B+C)/3

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b = +.49 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 happiness M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b d = +.44 T1-T2 CHANGE happiness by T1 happiness

d controlled for T1:
- education
- had supervisor
- self-rated health
- 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