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Studies

Skrabanek (1969): study US 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Skrabanek, R.L.
Title:
Adjustment of Former University Faculty Members to Retirement.
Source:
Proceedings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, 1969, Vol. 19, 65 - 69

Investigation

Public:
Retired faculty members, University, USA, 1968
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 547
Non Response:
7%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported.
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neutral
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.4%,   2: 1.6%,   3: 5%,   4: 47%,   5: 39%   (total 93%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.32 8.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sex (male vs female) Years of retirement Time since retirement Compulsory retire- ment Compulsory retirement (vs free choice) Advanced planning ofretirement Planned retirement (vs unexpected) Position at the timeof retirement Earlier occupation Field of activity before retirement Earlier occupation