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Studies

Beck (1982): study US 1976

Publication

Author(s):
Beck, S.H.
Title:
Adjustment to and Satisfaction with Retirement.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1982, Vol. 37, 616 - 624

Investigation

Public:
55-69 aged men, USA, 1976.
Survey name:
US-National Longitudinal Survey of Older Men 1976
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 3348
Non Response:
30.5%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

In general, how happy would you say you are these days?
1  very unhappy
2  somewhat unhappy
3  somewhat happy
4 very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retired Current status: retired or not Current health Global health rating
Number of health complaints
Health change Deterioration of health, falling ill
Improvement of health
Marital status Recent widowhood
Married vs never married
Married vs widowed
Married vs divorced
Married vs separated
Family income Household income Working years Earlier unemployment
Years in occupation
Education years Years schooling Race Ethnic status in the USA
Black race