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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
Self-efficacy
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Crobach's alpha: 0.64-0.71
Remarks
The score of self-efficacy was standardized.
Distribution
t1: M = 3,97 SD = 0,50
T2: M = 3,81 SD = 0,40
T3: M = 3,71 SD = 0,50
Operationalization
Selfreport. Measured by shortened version of the General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES-2), with the following items:
A. "If I absolutely want something, it usually goes wrong”"
B. "If I make plans, I am convinced I will succeed in executing them”"
C. "If I get the impression that something is complicated, I don’t start on it”"
D. "I doubt myself”"
E. "I have difficulty solving the problems I face in life”"
1: totally disagree
2:
3:
4:
5: totally agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b b-fix = +.25 p < .01 T1-T3 CHANGE happiness by T1-T3 CHANGE in perceived self-efficacy

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