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Correlational findings

Study Dingemans & Henkens (2015): study NL 2001

Public:
50+ aged, Netherlands, followed before and after retirement, 2001-2011
Survey name:
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4419
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1: 2001, T2: 2006/7, T3: 2011

Correlate

Authors's Label
Ageing
Our Classification
Remarks
age was standardized.
Distribution
T1: M = 54.2, SD = 2.9
T2: M = 59,2  SD = 2,86
T3: M = 64,0  SD = 2,81
Operationalization
Selfreported chronological age.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b DM = - T1:              M=3.72, SD=0.63
T2:              M=3.65, SD=0.62
T3:              M=3.64, SD=0.59
Difference T1-T3  -0.08    -0.04
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = -.06 p < .01 T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by T1-T3 aging

b-fix controlled for T1-T3 CHANGE in:
- living with partner
- health problems
- personal monthly income
- combined effects on retirement decision and bridge employment

b-fix declined to -0.00 and non-significant after controlled for perceived self-efficacy.

Happiness assessed at
T1: 2001
T2: 2006/7
T3: 2011
Most repondents retired in this period