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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
Dependents in household
Our Classification
Operationalization
Single closed question about number of dependents in household at T2.

Observed Relation with Happiness

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

Beta controlled for:
- Reasons for retirement
  - health  
  - compulsory plan
  - unemployment
- T1 work situation
  - job satisfaction                       
  - work motivation
- T2 life situation
  - health problems
  - marital status                             
  - number of years retired
  - income (logarithm)
- Race (Black vs white)
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f Beta = -.07 p < .05 Beta when income increase/decrease is included instead of absolute income

Same for blacks and whites.