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Dingemans & Henkens (2015): study NL 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Dingemans, E.; Henkens, K.
Title:
How do Retirement Dynamics Influence Mental Well-being in later Life? A 10-year Panel Study.
Source:
Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 2015, Vol.41, 16 - 23

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, Netherlands, followed before and after retirement, 2001-2011
Survey name:
NL-NIDI work and retirement panel
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 4419
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1: 2001, T2: 2006/7, T3: 2011

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 3 questions:

Lead question not  reported
A  I most ways my life is close to ideal
B  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
C  The conditions of my life are excellent

Answers rated:
5  totally agree
4
3
2
1  totally disagree

Computation: (A+B+C)/3

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), last year format
Classification:
M-CO-u-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
T1: M=3.72, SD=0.63
T2: M=3.65, SD=0.62
T3: M=3.64, SD=0.59
Page in publication:
18
Error estimates:
Cronbach's alpha:0.71-0.74

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Ageing Ageing Retirement decision Compulsory retirement (vs free choice)
Full retirement (vs partial)
Bridge employment Current status: retired or not
Full retirement (vs partial)
Post-retirement job
Living with partner Married state (compared to non-married states) Health problems Change in physical health Personal monthly income Change in income level Self-efficacy Empowerment R square Summed effect of change in personal conditions