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Correlational findings

Study Moller (1985): study ZA 1984

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural Kwazulu, South Africa, 1984
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
open- and closed-ended questions. The fieldwork was carried out by three Zulu male research assistants. The fieldworkers spent up to several weeks in any of the research areas to make a detailed study of living conditions of the rural communities.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Positive anticipation of retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
1:28%; 2:72%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
selfreport on single question:
"Looking back in time, did you look forward to retirement or did you dislike the idea?"
1:  positive (looked forward to retirement)
0:  negative (disliked the idea)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g r = +.21 All retirees O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.24 All retirees O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-g Beta = +.19 p < .05 Retirees aged 64 and younger only (N=125)

Beta controlled for:
-satisfied with health
-perceived financial adequacy
-no pension income
-has a confidant
-community elder
-is happy as grandparents were
-aged gradually