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Studies

Godoy-Izquierdo et al. (2009): study CA Ontario 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Godoy-Izquierdo, D.; Godoy, J.F.; Martinez, A.
Title:
Balance Afectivo en Hombres y Mujeres: Implicaciones de la Edad y el Sexo. (Affect Balance amon Men and Women: Implications of Age and Sex).
Source:
Behavioral Psychology/Psicologia Conductual, 2009, Vol. 17, 299 - 319

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 & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
T1 pre-retirement, T2 1 years post retirement, T3 6-7 years post retirement

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
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 Retirement: stopped working
Adjustment to retirement
Change happiness following events