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Correlational findings

Study Wilkening & McGranahan (1978): study US Wisconsin 1974 /1

Public:
18+ aged, general public, NW Wisconsin-residents, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1423
Non Response:
12%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Working
1 Retired

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sqt-v-7-a Beta = -.02 ns ß controlled for:                
1: education, occupation, income, level of living
2: live alone, married, children, contact with
   relatives, contact with friends, church
   attendance, organizational  membership.
3: health problems, recent move, separated/
   divorced, unemployed.
4: widowed.
5: urban living, rural living, female.

ß in different age groups:
50-64  ß= -.04 (ns)    over 64 ß= -.08 (ns)