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Studies

Gall et al. (1997): study CA Ontario 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Gall, T.L.; Evans, D.R.; Howard, J.
Title:
The Retirement Adjustment Process: Changes in the Well-Being of Male Retirees across Time.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1997, Vol.52b, 110 - 117

Investigation

Public:
Male retirees, Canada, followed 6-7 years, 1981-1988
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 224
Non Response:
47,8%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1 pre-retirement, T2 1 years post retirement, T3 6-7 years post retirement

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general how satisfying do you find the way you are spending your life these days. Would you call it.....?
3  completely satisfying
2  pretty satisfying
1  not very satisfying
Classification:
O-SLL-c-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
T1 (2 to 4 pre-retirement)  M=2,12; SD=0,52;  T2 (1 year post-retirement)  M=2,20; SD=0,50; T3 (6-7 years postretirement  M=2,22; SD=0,50
Page in publication:
112
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.20
SD:
0.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Adjustment Change in retirement status