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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
White race
Our Classification
Operationalization
0 Blacks
1 Whites

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f D% = -.00 Beta when income increase/decrease is included instead of absolute income O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f Beta = +.20 Beta controlled for:
- Reasons for retirement
  - health  
  - compulsory plan
  - unemployment
- T1 work situation
  - job satisfaction                       
  - work motivation
- T2 life situation
  - health problems
  - marital status                       
  - dependents in household         
  - number of years retired
  - income (logarithm)
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-f Beta = -.00 ns Beta when income increase/decrease is included in stead of absolute income