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Correlational findings

Study Keith (1985a): study US 1969

Public:
58-63 aged unmarried, followed 10 years, USA, 1969-1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1398
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier Occupation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question, rated on an 11-point scale, ranging from laborer (1) to professional (11)

Assessed at T1. (10 years ago)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + Happiness assessed at T2:
Widowed            r= +.18 (ns)   ß= +.09 (05)
Divorced/Separated r= +.16 (ns)   ß= +.11 (ns)
Never married      r= +.12 (ns)   ß= -.04 (ns)

ß's controlled for:
- sexe
- earlier education
- age
- earlier happiness
- retirement attitudes
- health
- income
- employment.