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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
Jaslow Morale Scale
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Reliability coefficient=0.64
Remarks
T1: Pre-retirement T2: Retired: 6 months later T3: Retired:12 months later
Distribution
T1: M=17.68, SD=3.45
T2: M=17.36, SD=3.49
T3: M=16.77, SD=3.52
Operationalization
Selfreported on 3 questions
A: As you get older, you are less useful (agree or disagree)
B: You have as much pep as you did last year (agree or disagree)
C: As you get older, would you say things are better, worse or the same as you thought they would be.

Each question rated on 7-point scale.
6 the highest moral
5
4
3
2
1
0 the lowest moral

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a r = +.26