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Studies

Bell (1975a): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Bell, B.D.
Title:
The Limitations of Crisis Theory as an Explanatory Mechanism in Social Gerontology.
Source:
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1975, Vol. 6, 153 - 168

Investigation

Public:
Males shortly before and after retirement, USA 1973-74
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 111
Non Response:
21%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

'On the whole, how satisfied would you say you are with your way of life today?'
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5  very satisfied
(labels of response-options 2, 3 and 4 not reported)
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
158

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Role set disruption in the area of the family Change in time-behavior
Change in family-life
Change in retirement status
Role set disruption in the area of volutary associations Change in time-behavior
Change in retirement status
Change in organizational participation
Role set disruption in the area of the community Change in time-behavior
Change in total social participation
Change in retirement status
Retirement Change in retirement status
Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Work commitment Earlier motivation to work