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Correlational findings

Study Moller (1988a): study ZA 1983

Public:
Ex-migrant workers, returned to rural KwaZulu, South Africa, 1983
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 253
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Sudden retirement (from migrant work)
Our Classification
Operationalization
'Did you retire from your job in town from one day to the next, or did you retire gradually, say by working fewer hours, doing lighter jobs or returning home for longer periods of time?'
0: gradual
1: sudden

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a r = +.17 p < .01 All O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d r = +.20 p < .01 O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.12 p < .05 All
ß controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Voluntary retirement
- More active person
- No pension income
- Has a confidant
- Higher standard house
- Community elder
- Satisfied with job while working
- Enjoys aspects of retirement
- Is happy as grandparents were
- Agrees:planning is key to success
- Preference for entrepreneurship in retirement
- Higher modernity score
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-d Beta = +.15 p < .05 65+ years old, Beta controlled for:
- Satisfied with health
- Grows cash crop
- Voluntary retirement  
- Need to purchase maize
- Owns cattle  
- Keeps chicken
- Satisfied with job while working
- Feels relatively young
- Agrees: planning is key to success