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Studies

Pinquart & Schindler (2007): study DE 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Pinquart, M.; Schindler, I.
Title:
Changes of Life Satisfaction in the Transition to Retirement: A Latent-Class Approach.
Source:
Psychology and Ageing, 2007, Vol. 22, 442 - 455

Investigation

Public:
Retirees, Germany, followed 19 years, 1984-2003
Survey name:
DE-SOEP combined waves
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 1456
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied."
10 totally satisfied
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  totally unsatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
445

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Retirement trajectory Time since retirement
Adjustment to retirement
Change happiness following events
Stage of retirement