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Correlational findings

Study Ryan et al. (2017): study US 2008

Public:
44-85 aged, followed 4 years before and after retirement, USA, 2008/12--2010/14
Survey name:
US-HRS combined waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 716
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Self-rated health (SRH)
Our Classification
Remarks
T1: 2008/2010, T2: 2012/2014
Distribution
M=3.51, SD=0.96
Related specification variables
Operationalization
selfreport on single question,
"Would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor?"

5: excellent
4:
3:
2:
1: poor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-APA-yd-mq-n-7-a b = + s T1 self-rated health by T1-T2 CHANGE happiness
PA: b = +.17 (02)
NA: b = -.02 (ns)
Correlation with ABS not reported, but must be positive and significant.
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-a b = + s T1 self-rated health by T1-T2 CHANGE happiness
PA: b = +.11 (001)
NA: b = -.04 (ns)
Correlation with ABS not reported, but must be positive and significant.
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-a b = -.10 p < .03 T1 self-rated health by T2 happiness(PA only)

High Agreeableness: tekst not report.
Low Agreeableness:  tekst not report.
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-a b = -.13 p < .02 T1 self-rated health by T2 happiness(PA only)

High Conscientiousness: b= +.05(ns)
Low Conscientiousness:  b= +.16(001)


b coeficients controled for
- T1 Happiness (to capture change)
- T1 Socio-demographics
  - age
  - gender
  - ethnicity
  - education
  - marital status
  - household wealth
  - control over finance
- T1 Physical limitations
- T1 Self-rated health
- T1 Personality
- T1 Perceived impracticability of wanted retirement

Similar across T1 personality types