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Correlational findings

Study Maxwell (1985): study US 1966

Public:
45+ aged males, USA, followed 12 years 1966-1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1173
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Highly structured

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier work motivation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question
0 Financial reasons
1 Would work without financial necessity

Assessed at T1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f Beta = -.05 ns T1 work motivation by T2 happiness (post retirement)

Beta controlled for:
- Reasons for retirement
  - health  
  - compulsory plan
  - unemployment
- T1 work situation
  - job satisfaction                       
  - occupational status (of longest job)
- T2 life situation
  - health problems
  - marital status                       
  - dependents in household         
  - number of years retired
  - income (logarithm)
- Race (Black vs white)
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f Beta = -.04 ns Beta when income increase/decrease is included instead of absolute income

Same for blacks and whites.