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Studies

Kesavayuth et al. (2016): study GB 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Kesavayuth, D.; Rosenman, R.; Zikos, V.
Title:
Retirement, personality, and well-being
Source:
Economic Inquiry, 2016, Vol. 54, 733-750

Investigation

Public:
50-75 aged adults,UK, followed 6 years, 2005-2011
Survey name:
UK-BHPS combined waves
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 5597
Non Response:
39.7%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Total M and SD calculated by WDH team from
Male: n=3599, M=5.19,SD=1.39
Female: n=4238, M=5.20, SD=1.46
Page in publication:
737
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.20 6.99
SD:
1.43 2.38

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement Change in employment
Retirement: stopped working
Early retirement
Became unemployed
Became unfitt for work
Switched to family care
Agreeableness Agreeable Conscientiousness Conscientious Extraversion Extraverted Neuroticism Neurotic Openness Open Gender Sexe: male (vs female)