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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
Type of adjustment
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: Pre-retirement T2: Retired: 6 months later T3: Retired:12 months later
Distribution
N = A:74, B:44, C:76
Operationalization
T1-T2 CHANGE happiness shortly after retirement
A happiness declined
B happiness increased
C happiness remained stable

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a dc = +.36 s T1 happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness

Only significant for the decline type.
62.2% correctly classified the decline group
56.8% predicted of the improved group.