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Correlational findings

Study Richardson & Kilty (1991): study US Ohio 1986

Public:
Reterees Ohio USA, followed 1 year, 1986-1987
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
11.2
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Mail and telphone interview

Correlate

Authors's Label
Survey Time
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: January to November 1986 T3: January to June 1987
Related specification variables
Operationalization
T1: Pre-retirement
T2: Retired: 6 months later
T3: Retired:12 months later

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a DM = - s       Mean  SD      Change from T1
T1    4.91  1.00    .
T2    4.66  1.05    -0.25
T3    4.75  1.08    -0.16

Decline in mean happiness, most so at T2 (right after retirement)
Slight increase in standard deviation

Similar for men and women

Decline of happiness more common among
- older retirees
- women in low status jobs
- retirees with greatest income drop
O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a AoV = 5.68 p < .005 T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness