- Reterees Ohio USA, followed 1 year, 1986-1987
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- N = 222
- Non Response:
Multiple assesment methods
Mail and telphone interview
- Authors's Label
- Miss work
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Reliability: alpha coefficient=0 .66 at T2, 0.74 at T3
- T1: Pre-retirement T2: Retired: 6 months later T3: Retired:12 months later adapted from a scale from Streib and Schneider Asessed at T2 and T3 T1: Pre-retirement T2: Six-months after T1 T3: Twelve-months after T1
- Related specification variables
- Selfreport on 4 questions:
A: How often do you miss being with other people at work?
B: How often do you miss the feeling of doing a good job?
C: How often do you feel that you want to go backto work?
D; How often do you worry about not having a job?
Observed Relation with Happiness
dc controlled for
- occupational status
- income at T2, change income after retirement
- work seen as meaningful after retirement
Only among retirees who had become less happy. No correlation among retirees who had become happier or had stayed equally happy