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Correlational findings

Study Wells et al. (2009): study AU 1998

Public:
48-73 aged, followed 3 years before and after retirement, Australia, 1998-2002
Survey name:
AU-HRP 1998-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 444
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
T0: self-completed questionanaire:paper T1-T3: telephone interviews.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Initial happiness
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Happinesss assessed at:
T0: still employed (1998/1999)
T1: 1 year after retirement
T2: 2 years afrer retirement
T3: 3 years after retirement (2002)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-?-sq-v-5-b Gs = +.75 p < .001 T0 pre-retirement happiness by T1-T2 post retirement happiness CHANGE

Initially most happy people gain more happiness after retirement