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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:
Self report 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
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Male sex Sexe: male (vs female) Years of retirement Time since retirement Compulsory retirement 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