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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
Retirement attitudes
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport in 3 questions:
A retirement is a pleasant time of life
B people who don't retire when they're  financially able to are foolish
C older workers should retire when they  can, so as to give younger people more  of a chance on the job

Rated  (4) strongly agree to (1) strongly disagree:

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa r = + Happiness assessed at T2:
Widowed             r= +.21 (ns)   ß= +.18 (05)
Divorced/Separated  r= +.16 (ns)   ß= +.17 (05)
Never married       r= +.23 (ns)   ß= +.20 (05)
ß's controlled for sex, earlier education, age, earlier occupation, earlier happiness, health, income and employment.