Findings on happiness in Skrabanek (1969): study US 1968

Author(s)Skrabanek, R.L.
TitleAdjustment of Former University Faculty Members to Retirement.
SourceProceedings of the Southwestern Sociological Association, 1969, Vol. 19, 65 - 69
PublicRetired faculty members, University, USA, 1968
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability systematic random sample. 161 males, 386 females.
Respondents N =547
Non Response7%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Lead item not reported. 5 very happy 4 happy 3 neutral 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Advanced planning ofretirementR14ae04Planned retirement (vs unexpected)
Compulsory retire- mentR14ae02Compulsory retirement (vs free choice)
Field of activity before retirementO01aa01Earlier occupation
Male sexG01aaSex (male vs female)
Position at the timeof retirementO01aa01Earlier occupation
Years of retirementR14aa02aTime since retirement