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Studies

Richardson & Kilty (1991): study US Ohio 1986

Publication

Author(s):
Richardson, V.; Kilty, K.M.
Title:
Adjustment to Retirement: Continuity vs. Discontinuity.
Source:
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 1991, Vol. 33, 151 - 169

Investigation

Public:
Reterees Ohio USA, followed 1 year, 1986-1987
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
11.2
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods
Mail and telphone interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on two questions:

A "Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days ? Would you say you are......"
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy

B 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

Summation: A+B
Classification:
O-Sum-c-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Well-being
Remarks:
T1: M=4.91, SD=1.00
T2: M=4.66, SD=1.05
T3: M=4.75, SD=1.08
Page in publication:
156
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 2 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.91 7.27
SD:
1.00 2.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Survey Time Change happiness following events
Stage of retirement
Type of adjustment Adjustment to retirement
Change happiness following events
Stage of retirement
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Years of education Years schooling Occupational status Social prestige of occupation Health Global health self-rating Household income Household income Percentage of income retained Change in income Miss work Current concern about work
Wish to resume working
Meaningfulness of work Perceived usefulness of one's work Jaslow Morale Scale Adjustment to old-age inventories Satisfaction with relationships Satisfaction with intimate bonds