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Studies

Peretti & Wilson (1975): study US 1973

Publication

Author(s):
Peretti, P.O.; Wilson, C.
Title:
Voluntary and Involuntary Retirement of Aged Males and Their Effect on Emotional Satisfaction, Usefulness, Self-Image, Emotional Stability and Interpersonal Relationships.
Source:
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1975, Vol. 6, 38 - 51

Investigation

Public:
60-70 aged living in a retirement home, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 140
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
First questionaire and later also a face-to-face interview, both in the lounge of the residence

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions:

Questions are indicative for contentment, good spirits, happiness and satisfaction with present status or condition.
(Full items not reported)

Response options:
no = 1
yes = 2

Summation:
On basis of these questions Ss were dichotomized in;
b  emotionally satisfied
a  not emotionally satisfied.
Classification:
M-ACO-c-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Emotional satisfaction.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Voluntary retirement Compulsory retirement (vs free choice)